New Mexico


New Mexico. You have more PhD’s per capita than any other state—you’re smart! When you're not riding hot air balloons or staring at a Georgia O'Keefe painting, you're making our hearts race with your close elections. Case in point, the 2000 presidential election between Gore and Bush when it came down to just 366 votes. 366! So it doesn't take a PhD to realize how important it is to be prepared for Election Day. New Mexico is holding its statewide primary and general elections on June 7 and November 8, respectively. Local elections will be taking place on March 1 as well. Here's everything you need to know on how to be a voter in the Land of Enchantment. (Source: Ballot Ready)

Be A Voter

Key Dates

Feb 1

Local Elections Registration Deadline

Mar 1

Local Elections

May 10

Primary Registration Deadline

May 24

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

Jun 7

Absentee Ballot Return Deadline

May 10 – Jun 4

Early Voting (Primary)

Jun 7

Primary Election

Nov 8

General Election

New Mexico Voter Guide

  • How do I make sure I'm registered to vote?

    We're working with to make this as easy as possible for you, so don't fuck it up.

    Register Here
  • Can I register the same day I want to vote?

    You can register to vote or update your existing registration and vote on the same day at your County Clerk’s Office. Some County Clerks will offer additional same day voter registration locations at expanded early voting sites.

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  • Do I have to be registered as a Democrat or Republican to vote in my primary?

    Yes. Only registered members of a political party have the right to vote in that party's primary, and voters must be formally registered with that party prior to Election Day.

  • Can I vote by mail?

    Yes! If you're registered you can request to have your ballot mailed to you, you just have to do that by May 24th. Then, you can fill it out and mail it back by June 7th. This is called an absentee ballot. You can request your absentee ballot here.

  • Can I vote early? (primary)

    Yes! You can vote early between May 10th and June 4th.

  • Do I need an ID?

    Ok, so if you completed your registration in the past and have voted before, you're all set. If you're a first-time voter or want to finish your registration on Election Day, you will need to bring a photo ID or a copy of a utility bill, bank statement, or paycheck. Get all the details from VoteRiders.


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