New Mexico Votes in 2024

New Mexico Votes in 2024


Federal & state elections on the ballot:  3 US House members, Governor, and State Senate and House members

Ballot measures:

The New Mexico Voting and  Elections, part of the Secretary of State, oversees all New Mexico elections.

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Voting and  Elections
New Mexico Capitol Annex North
325 Don Gaspar, Suite 300
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Phone: 1-800-477-3632

Web Links


Becoming a New Mexico Voter Registration Agent

February 5, 2020
By: NM Secretary of State

Registering to Vote

General Information

Who can register

To register in New Mexico you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States
  • be a resident of the State of New Mexico
  • be 18 years of age at the time of the next election
  • not have been denied the right to vote by a court of law by reason of mental incapacity
  • if you have been convicted of a felony, have completed all the terms and conditions of sentencing, have been granted a pardon by the Governor, or have had your conviction overturned on appeal

How to register

  1. Use our Register to Vote form below to fill out the National Voter Registration Form.
  2. Sign and date your form. This is very important!
  3. Mail or hand-deliver your completed form to the address we provide.
  4. Make sure you register before the voter registration deadline.

Election Day registration

Voting Rights restoration

If you have been convicted of a felony and have questions about whether you can register to vote, visit Restore Your Vote to determine your eligibility.

Registration Status (form)

New Registration (form)


General Information

Voting as a Student

Learn more from Campus Vote Project about voting for students.

Overseas and Military Voting

You are a Military or Overseas voter if you are in uniformed services, living overseas OR a spouse or dependent of a uniformed services voter. To get registered and vote, you can utilize Overseas Vote Foundation.

If you have additional questions about elections and voting overseas you can use our state specific elections official directory or contact the Overseas Vote Foundation.

Voting with Disabilities

You may request assistance in voting at the polls if you are blind, physically disabled, unable to read or write or a member of a language minority. Any person of your choice may assist you, except your employer, an agent of the employer, an officer or agent of your union, or a candidate whose name is on the ballot.

If you are blind or visually impaired you may request an absentee ballot be sent electronically so you may use your own non-visual or low vision technology to mark your ballot. Fill out an absentee ballot application and be sure to provide your email address for delivery of the electronic ballot.

For more information, you can utilize the American Association of People With Disabilities (AAPD) resource. Or, you can contact your Bureau of Elections at

Early Voting

You may vote early at your County Clerks office beginning 28 days before an election. Early voting at alternate sites begins on the third Saturday before the election in many counties. Early voting information may be found at this state website.

Vote by Mail (Absentee)

Absentee ballot rules

Any registered New Mexico voter may apply for an absentee ballot and vote by mail.

How to get Absentee ballot

  1. Use our Absentee Ballot form below to prepare your application.
  2. Sign and date the form. This is very important!
  3. Return your completed application to your Local Election Office as soon as possible. We’ll provide the mailing address for you.
  4. All Local Election Offices will accept mailed or hand-delivered forms. If it’s close to the deadline, call and see if your Local Election Office will let you fax or email the application.
  5. Make sure your application is received by the deadline. Your application must actually arrive by this time — simply being postmarked by the deadline is insufficient.
  6. Please contact your Local Election Office if you have any further questions about the exact process.

What to do next

    • Once you receive the ballot, carefully read and follow the instructions.
    • Sign and date where indicated.
    • Mail your voted ballot back to the address indicated on the return envelope.
    • Your voted ballot must arrive by the deadline or it will not be counted.

Absentee ballot application deadline

  • In Person: 4 days before Election Day.
  • By Mail: 4 days before Election Day.
  • Online: 4 days before Election Day.

Absentee ballot submission deadline

Election Day

Absentee Ballot (form)

Elections Alert (Form)

Pollling Information

Polling Place Locator

You can find your polling place by utilizing your state resource. If you have any questions, please contact your county clerk.

Polling Place Hours

Polls will be open from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm.

Poll Worker Information

Visit to find localized information for becoming a poll worker in your area.

In order to be a poll worker in New Mexico you must:

  • Be registered to vote in New Mexico
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Be a resident of the precinct
  • Complete required training
  • Messengers and translators may also be appointed

You will be entitled to compensation and political affiliation may be considered.

To sign up, contact your local board of elections.


Voting and  Elections

The Secretary of State’s Bureau of Election has a wide variety of responsibilities in administering elections in New Mexico. Among its many duties, the Elections Division:

  • Certifies the official lists of candidates running for state offices
  • Advises candidates and local elections officials on the qualifications and requirements for running for office.
  • Determines the order in which candidates are placed on the ballot
  • Coordinates the tabulation of the votes from each county on election night. After each election, you can view the unofficial results of each election.
  • Produces Election related Rules
  • Provides Election Data
  • Produces voter registration forms (EnglishEspañol) and the ability for voters to update or register to vote online or cancel an existing voter registration.
  • Investigates complaints related to elections and ethics under New Mexico law. If you believe your complaint falls under the authority of our office, please submit your complaint, in writing, to our office, on the Complaint Form.

The materials on this site changes often, especially during election season. Please contact the Bureau of Elections for specific questions at

Secretary of State

Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver has spent her career as a public official working for greater transparency and ethics in government, fair and efficient elections, and increased voter access.

First elected in 2016, Secretary of State Toulouse Oliver is focused on providing increased transparency in financial disclosure and campaign finance reporting, modernizing the online campaign finance system, encouraging New Mexicans to get registered and vote, and advocating for good government and stronger ethics legislation.

A lifelong New Mexico resident, Secretary of State Toulouse Oliver previously served as Bernalillo County Clerk from 2007 to 2016.  She attended Albuquerque Public Schools and earned both her BA and MA in Political Science from the University of New Mexico. Currently living in Santa Fe, the Secretary of State is the proud mother of two sons.


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