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Requirements to vote:

  • 18 years old on or by Election Day.

  • US citizen. 

  • Resident of New Mexico.

  • Not be a convicted felon, or a felon who has completed all of the terms and conditions of sentencing.

  • Not be legally declared mentally incapacitated.

How do I register?

  • In the state of New Mexico, you can register to vote online, via mail, or by a Third Party Registration Agent. 

  • To register online, go to 

    • You must have a current or expired New Mexico state ID (ex., driver’s license)

    • The deadline to register to vote is 28 days before Election Day.

  • To register via mail, you can pick up a voter registration application form or print the national form online, fill it out, then mail it to the New Mexico Secretary of State’s Office or your local County Clerk’s Office.

    • Your form must be postmarked 28 days before Election Day.

  • You do not need to register with a party to vote.

Can I pre-register? 

  • By completing the registration form before 18 years of age, you are technically pre-registering but are not an eligible voter until you turn 18 years old. 

  • If you are 17 years old, you can vote in the primary elections if you will turn 18 years old by the general election.

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