What You Need to Know to Vote this November
Election Day is November 6. Polls are open from 7AM—7PM. Be sure to check your voter registration status and find your correct polling location.
What ID You Need to Vote:
All voters must provide ID at the polls. Acceptable ID includes:
- an original or copy of a current and valid photo identification with or without an address, which address is not required to match the voter's certificate of registration; or
- an original or copy of a utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, student identification card or other government document, including identification issued by an Indian nation, tribe or pueblo, that shows the name and address of the person, the address of which is not required to match the voter's certificate of registration; or
- a verbal or written statement by the voter of the voter's name, registration address and year of birth; provided, however, that the statement of the voter's name need not contain the voter's middle initial or suffix.
Voting by Absentee Ballot
New Mexico allows any registered voter to vote by mail with-out excuse. Applications for absentee ballots must be received by the county clerk no later than 5 p.m. on Friday November 2, 2012 for the November 2012 election. Click here to download an absentee ballot application. To be counted, absentee ballots must be received by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day.
Recent Legislation Affecting New Mexico's Voting Law
A bill requiring photo ID was once again proposed this year but were blocked in a House committee.
- Get Out the Vote (GOTV) Guide in New Mexico (2012)
- Conducting Voter Registration Drives in New Mexico (2012)
- Guide to Voter Eligibility in New Mexico (2012)
- Guide to Voter ID in New Mexico (2012)
- New Mexico Student Voting Guide (2012)