Preparing For 2020 – Learn About Absentee Voting & New Mexico Voter Registration

Applying For An Absentee Ballot

We all know that the lines can be long at the polls in New Mexico. Sometimes the drive to a voting location can be long too. If you won’t be physically up to getting to the voting booth in the next election, take advantage of New Mexico absentee voting. Applying for a New Mexico absentee ballot is easy if you are a registered voter.

The best way to apply for a New Mexico absentee ballot is to give yourself plenty of time for snags: apply early. Technically you could get to the county clerk your ballot application by 5 p.m. of the Friday before the election, but don’t wait that long! Keep an eye on this page at the Secretary of State’s office to apply for a 2020 absentee ballot online.

Are You Registered To Vote In New Mexico?

Long before applying for an absentee ballot though, you should check to make sure you’re still registered to vote. Sometimes, there are clerical errors and voters end up getting deleted from the system. To check the status of your registration, click here and enter your name, birthdate and county of residence. After you enter the required information, you will be able to view:

  • Your voter registration information
  • Your voting locations
  • Your sample ballots for upcoming elections
  • Your absentee application and ballot status
  • Your county clerk’s contact information (To find the location of your county clerk, you can also check here.)

If you determine you aren’t registered to vote and want to vote in upcoming elections, click here to register online.

Not everyone is allowed to register to vote in New Mexico, obviously. In order to register and vote in New Mexico, an applicant must be:

  • A resident of New Mexico
  • A citizen of the United States
  • Not legally declared mentally incapacitated
  • Not a convicted felon, or a felon who has completed all of the terms and conditions of sentencing
  • 18 years or older at the time of the next election

While registering, you will need the following correct information:

  • Your social security number
  • Your driver’s license number/ state identification number
  • Your date of birth

If you don’t have a driver’s license or state identification card, fill out the Voter Registration Form and send to your local county clerk’s office.

Tip for Native American Voters: If you are a Native American and aren’t sure about your voting precinct, check online here for your tribe’s precinct.

New Mexico Voter Tip: If you’d like to know how to file a voter complaint in New Mexico, just read our earlier post about that!


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