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New Mexico

Population

2,096,829

Voting-Age Pop.

1,485,490

Last Presidential Election (2016)
Clinton 48 %
Trump 40 %
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Important Dates

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Election Date

Nov 3, 2020

Registration Deadline

Oct 6, 2020

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USPS recommends mailing your ballot no later than October 27.

Source: USPS.com


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  • Online Registration

    Yes
  • Early Voting
    Yes
  • Same-Day Registration
    No
  • ID Required
    No


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Absentee/Mail-In Voting

Any registered voter can request an absentee ballot by filling out an application and returning it to your local county clerk.

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  • No, residents of New Mexico must register for an absentee ballot for the general election.

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No, residents of New Mexico must register for an absentee ballot for the general election.

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  • Absentee ballot requests through the secretary of state’s website for the 2020 general election will be accepted until 5pm on Oct 20.

Request an application by: Oct 20, 5pm

Absentee ballot requests through the secretary of state’s website for the 2020 general election will be accepted until 5pm on Oct 20.

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  • Oct 6: Absentee voting begins on Oct 6 for the general election.


    For more information on mail-in ballots, contact your county clerk.

When will I receive my ballot?

Oct 6: Absentee voting begins on Oct 6 for the general election.


For more information on mail-in ballots, contact your county clerk.

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  • Ballots must be returned to the county clerk or voter’s precinct before 7pm on Election Day to be counted.

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Ballots must be returned to the county clerk or voter’s precinct before 7pm on Election Day to be counted.

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  • You do not need to provide a reason/excuse to vote absentee.

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You do not need to provide a reason/excuse to vote absentee.


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Early Voting

Can you vote early in this state?

Yes

Early voting locations open in each county beginning on Oct 17 and continue through Oct 31. Please check locations and hours of operation by visiting NMVote.org or by contacting your County Clerk’s Office.


Same-Day Registration

Can you register on Election Day?

No

If you wish to register to vote, you can do so only at your county clerk’s office until the Saturday before the election.


Voter ID Requirements

Is an ID required to vote?

No

A physical form of identification is required only for first-time New Mexico voters who registered by mail and did not include identification with their applications. All others will be asked to provide oral or written statements of identification including name, year of birth and registered address.



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Acceptable Forms of Identification

Make sure you're ready on Election Day with the appropriate forms of identification. Acceptable forms of ID are listed here.

Data source - sos.state.nm.us

Acceptable Forms of ID

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  • Current Utility Bill

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  • Copy of Current and Valid Photo Identification

  • Government Check

  • Bank Statement

  • Paycheck

  • Student Identification Card

  • Other Government Document

    Including identification issued by an Indian nation, tribe or pueblo that shows your name and current address


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Covid-19 Voting

Voting resources regarding Covid-19 are developing.

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US Elections, Explained

What you should know about what's happening with the 2020 election and how it all works.

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