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New Mexico Voting Guide

Welcome to FindLaw's New Mexico Voter Guide. Find answers to your questions about voting in the next New Mexico election, voter registration, voter eligibility, registration deadlines, mail-in and in-person voting, special accommodations for disabled Maryland voters, and what you can do if you see illegal activity at the polls.

The voting process can be confusing, and the rules vary by state. Learn the general election information you'll need in our New Mexico Voting Guide.

Am I eligible to vote in New Mexico?

To vote in New Mexico elections, you must meet specific requirements.

The basic criteria you must meet to vote in the primary and general elections in New Mexico include:

  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Maintain a current address in New Mexico
  • Be 18 years old on election day

The State of New Mexico doesn’t allow you to vote if:

  • The courts have declared you mentally incompetent
  • You have a felony conviction and have not completed your sentence. Once you fulfill the terms of your sentence, you can re-register to vote.

You can confirm your registration status on the New Mexico voting site.


Where Do I Vote?

Your residence determines the location of your polling place. To find your polling place, enter your address into the New Mexico Secretary of State's Polling Place Lookup.

How To Register in New Mexico

There are several ways to register to vote in New Mexico. This includes registering:


Register or update your registration information on the New Mexico Online Voter Registration website.

By Mail

Mail the New Mexico Voter Registration Form with a copy of an ID to your local county clerk or the Secretary of State.

At a DMV

As of 2021, residents of New Mexico can register to vote at the DMV.

New Mexico Voting Resources

Your vote counts. Take the time to learn how and when to vote.


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