New Mexico Votes 2020

Election day is November 3, 2020. To vote in New Mexico, you must be registered to vote by October 6.

You can verify your registration status by visiting the New Mexico voters services page.

Important Dates to Remember

Election Day - November 3, 2020

Deadline to Register Online or by Mail to Vote
Tuesday, October 6
In-Person Absentee Voting
October 6 - October 30
Early Voting
October 17 - October 31
Deadline to Request an Absentee Ballot 
October 20
Deadline to Return Completed Absentee Ballot
November 3

How to Register to Vote

In order to register and vote in New Mexico you must be:

  • 18 years old or older at the time of the next election
  • A New Mexico resident
  • A citizen of the United States
  • An individual who has not been denied the right to vote by a court of law due to a reason of mental incapacity
  • Not have a felony conviction or a person with a felony conviction who has completed all of the terms and conditions of sentencing

You can easily register to vote online until October 6. Click here to register.

Same-Day Voter Registration: After the October 6th deadline, if you wish to register to vote or update your existing registration you can do so only at your County Clerk’s office until the Saturday before the election (October 31). Find your local County Clerk's office here.  

Check Your Registration Status

You can check your voter registration status online at this link.

How to Vote by Mail

All registered voters in New Mexico may cast an absentee ballot. No excuse is required to vote with an absentee ballot. 

You can request an absentee ballot online at this link. 

Alternatively you can contact your County Clerk's Office in person, by phone, mail or e-mail.

Simply request a ballot on the online portal and you will receive one in the mail on or after October 6. You can request an absentee ballot up to October 20.

Fully complete the ballot and return it by November 3 for your vote to be counted.

Please note that your ballot must be received by November 3 to be counted, which means you must mail it before election day. It is our strongest recommendation to send your absentee ballot by mail no later than October 20

What if I receive my absentee ballot but don’t mail it back in time. What can I do?

There are multiple ways for voters to return their absentee ballot. If mailing your ballot, we recommend you request it as early as possible and mail it no later than October 20th. Alternatively, you can drop off your ballot at your county clerk’s office or at any polling location in your county during Early Voting or on Election Day.

In person absentee voting

Voters may cast an absentee ballot or vote in person at their local County Clerk’s office or an early voting location prior to Election Day. No excuse is required to vote with an absentee ballot.

You can request an absentee ballot here.

Early in-person voting

Early voting locations open in each county beginning on Saturday, October 17, 2020 and continue through Saturday, October 31, 2020. You can find local voting locations and their hours of operation at this link.