In order to vote in the primaries, voters must be registered 28 days prior to the election, which means that the deadline for the 2016 General Election is October 11. Be sure to remind your friends and register in time to make sure we have a huge turnout this election year.
Our county parties have been getting involved to ensure voter registration is readily available at events and through voter registration drives, where potential voters can ask questions and register on site. Contact the Democratic Party in your county to get involved.
Please note: If your address or name has changed, you will need to fill out a new voter registration application.
- Secretary of State Website: https://portal.sos.state.nm.us
If you are unable to register online, you can also register in person or by mail. You can visit your local county clerk’s office where you can file your voter registration form, print out a national voter registration application and mail it to their local county clerk’s office, or go to the office of the New Mexico Secretary of State in Santa Fe.
If you wish to submit their application by mail they should include the following:
- Copy of photo ID
- Copy of proof of name and residency (ex. utility bill, paycheck, bank statement, etc.)
You can also register when applying for a driver’s license or renewing their license at the New Mexico Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) office. The state operates 32 field offices and contracts with 39 municipalities to operate their own offices. You can find out about a location nearest you by visiting the following web address: http://www.mvd.newmexico.gov/location-events-closings.aspx.
The eligibility requirements for voter registration are as follows:
- Must be 18 years old by Election Day in November
- Must be a U.S. citizen
- Must be a resident of New Mexico
- Must have civil rights restored if convicted of a felony
If you are from New Mexico, but live out of state and wishes to register as a New Mexico voter, you can register through the Federal Voter Assistance Program website: http://www.fvap.gov/new-mexico
Be sure to remind your family and friends of the May 10 voter registration deadline!