Voting is an important part of our democracy. It allows us to have a voice in how our local and national communities are run. Ensure that you are informed about the voting process in New Mexico by reviewing the resources mentioned below.
GODORT has a thorough guide for voting in New Mexico: https://godort.libguides.com/votingtoolkit/newmexico
Voter's 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 (Section 1-12-12, NMSA 1978).
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 (Section 1-12-15, NMSA 1978).
Voter registration closes 28 days prior to an election. (Section 1-4-8, NMSA 1978).
Absentee ballot requests through the Secretary of State’s website for the 2020 General Election will be accepted until 5:00 PM on Tuesday, October 20, 2020.
You can request & turn in your ballot at your voting location or at the County Clerk's Office.
Find yours here!
If you requested an absentee ballot and decide to vote in person you can go to the voting location, fill out an affidavit that cancels your mail in vote, and then proceed to vote in person.
If you get your absentee ballot and don't want to mail it in you can drop off your ballot at any polling location or at your County Clerk's Office.
2020 General Election Candidates - Learn more about who is running in the current election by visiting the Candidate Portal provided by the NM Secretary of State's office.
League of Women Voters NM - The League of Women Voters of New Mexico was established in 1920. At the first LWVNM convention in 1950 the agenda adopted by the delegates was an examination and evaluation of the functions and services of state government. Since that time the state League has been involved in many activities including advocacy on issues at the Roundhouse.
Vote411 - Launched by the League of Women Voters Education Fund (LWVEF) in October of 2006, VOTE411.org is a "one-stop-shop" for election related information. It provides nonpartisan information to the public with both general and state-specific information[.]
Ballotpedia - This page is an overview of the 2020 New Mexico elections, including your sample ballot, the offices on the ballot covered by Ballotpedia, featured elections, election dates, and frequently asked questions.
You can also go to each candidates website to find out more about their platform.
Access To and Use Of Voter Registration Lists -- This page provides 50-state information on access to voter lists. States have varied requirements on who is eligible to request a list of voters, what information the list contains, what information is kept confidential, and how information contained in voter lists may be used.
Concerns about Voter Fraud? Learn more about the security of your vote!
From the NMSL Federal Collection: Election security: federal funding for securing election systems
The New Mexico Secretary of State provides a lot of helpful information, for instance:
Voter Registration Statistics in New Mexico 1990- 2020 - find out about voter trends in NM
NM Administrative Rules on Voting - read first-hand the rules that govern voting in NM
Elections Results Mapping - use this visual feature to see how each county voted