Election day is November 8, 2022. To vote in New Mexico, you must be registered to vote.
You can verify your registration status by visiting the New Mexico voters services page.
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Important Dates to Remember
Election Day - November 8, 2022
Absentee Voting Begins
Tuesday, October 11
Deadline to Register to Vote
November 8 (Election Day)
October 11 - November 5
Deadline to Request an Absentee Ballot
Deadline to Return Completed Absentee Ballot
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, even on the day of the election. 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.
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 11. You can request an absentee ballot up to November 3.
We recommend you request your ballot no later than October 22. We also recommend you fully complete the ballot and return it by November 3.
Please note that your ballot must be received by November 8 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 November 3.
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 November 3rd. 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 Tuesday, October 11, 2022 and continue through Saturday, November 5, 2022. You can find local voting locations and their hours of operation at this link.
What if I have problems voting?
New Mexican voters should feel safe and supported as they cast their votes. This year, we’re ramping up our efforts and beginning to train volunteers over the summer in advance of early voting.
We've partnered with Common Cause New Mexico on a nonpartisan voter protection program that seeks to ensure that every eligible New Mexico voter who wants to vote can and that every vote is counted accurately. Our Election Protection program is not affiliated with any party, candidate or issue campaign.
Voters who experience any difficulties while voting are encouraged to use the following hotlines to get live advice from our attorneys. These hotlines will be connected to response teams on the ground to address problems as they occur.