New Mexico

Step 1: Apply

Can I vote-by-mail in my state?


Yes, New Mexico will allow any registered voter to request a ballot. Follow the application steps below. Ten counties, including Bernalillo, Doña Ana, Sandoval and Santa Fe, will mail absentee-ballot applications to all voters. But you don't have to wait. You may apply now. Click here to register as a new voter or to check your existing registration. (It's always a good idea to double-check.) https://www.sos.state.nm.us/voting-and-elections/voter-information-portal/voter-registration-information/




Where should I send my completed application?


Submit online.




When is the application due?


Technically, applications must be received by 5:00 pm on October 20, 2020. To avoid delays within the election office and the postal service, we recommend you send it immediately and no later than the middle of October. New voters must register by October 6, 2020.




I have a question that wasn't answered here.


Please call the county election office where you live. They are in charge of elections and should be able to help you. https://www.sos.state.nm.us/voting-and-elections/voter-information-portal/county-clerk-information/





Step 2: Vote-by-Mail

When do I have to mail or drop off my completed ballot?


Technically, ballots must be received by 7pm Election Day. To avoid delays within the election office and the postal service, we recommend you return your voted ballot as soon as it arrives and no later than the middle of October. You may also drop your ballot at your local election office. It's a good idea to call and check first. https://www.sos.state.nm.us/voting-and-elections/voter-information-portal/county-clerk-information/




Does it require a stamp? Two?


Read the outside of the envelope to see if additional postage may be required. The US Postal service will deliver any ballot, regardless of whether or not it has the correct postage, or any at all. They will charge the local election office for any unpaid postage. https://time.com/4547550/absentee-mail-ballot-postage-stamp-postal-service-usps/




Can my ballot be dropped off at a polling site or dedicated drop box?


Yes, you may drop off your ballot at your county clerk’s office or at any polling location in your county during Early Voting or on Election Day. https://www.sos.state.nm.us/voting-and-elections/voter-information-portal/county-clerk-information/




Is there any way to check if my ballot was received?


https://voterportal.servis.sos.state.nm.us/WhereToVote.aspx?tab=AbsenteeTracker




I have a question that wasn't answered here.


Please call the county election office where you live. They are in charge of elections and should be able to help you. https://www.sos.state.nm.us/voting-and-elections/voter-information-portal/county-clerk-information/





Early In-Person Voting

Does my state offer any in-person early voting days?


Early in person voting: October 17-31, 2020 Early absentee voting (at your local election office): October 6-30, 2020 All county clerks in New Mexico will provide early in-person voting on Saturday, October 31, 2020. https://www.sos.state.nm.us/voting-and-elections/voter-information-portal/county-clerk-information/




I have a question that wasn't answered here.


Please call the county election office where you live. They are in charge of elections and should be able to help you. https://www.sos.state.nm.us/voting-and-elections/voter-information-portal/county-clerk-information/





© 2020 by SuffrageOverSilence