New Mexico Voting Guide
A properly functioning democracy relies on voter participation. For many people, voting is their main method of political participation. Although the state of New Mexico works to make voting accessible for its citizen, it is worth your time to familiarize yourself with some basic information so you are prepared when the time comes to cast your ballot. Learn the basics in this New Mexico Voting Guide.
Am I eligible to vote in New Mexico?
To vote in New Mexico elections, you must:
- Be a citizen of the United States of America
- Be a resident of the state of New Mexico
- Be 18 years of age by or on election day
You cannot vote in an election if you:
- Have been declared legally mentally incompetent
- Are a convicted felon still serving out the terms of a sentence (although felons can register to vote and vote normally after they have fulfilled the terms of their sentence)
How to Register in New Mexico
There are several ways to register to vote in New Mexico. This includes registering:
Register online or update your registration information on the New Mexico Online Voter Registration website.
Beginning in 2021, voters will be able to register when they apply for or renew their driver's license or state-issued ID card.