With the election coming close, many already decided citizens are just waiting for their opportunity to vote. Fortunately, 40 states (plus District of Columbia) allow some form of voting before the election on November 3rd.

Each state has its own rules, deadlines and terminology for voting before the general election. Some call it "early voting" or "in-person absentee". Others are mailing out ballots in advance which you can mail back or drop off in secure boxes or at county offices. Some states conclude early voting several days before the election.

This site attempts to make finding the details for your state's early voting rules convenient and accurate. Get your vote in early and relax.

Early voting has started in New Mexico!

You have until October 31, 2020 to vote before election day.

Can you early vote in person?

  • You may vote early in-person, instead of voting by mail. You may go to your county clerk’s office beginning the 28th day before the election and vote. (Section 1-6-5, NMSA 1978).

  • Expanded early voting is available in many counties beginning on the third Saturday before the election.

  • Early voting ends the Saturday before the election.

Can you early vote by mail?

Yes! Every registered voter in New Mexico is entitled to request an absentee ballot and vote early by mail.

The New Mexico official Secretary of State website has extensive information on the process by which New Mexico voters can vote absentee by mail.

What about on election day?

ID requirements

New Mexico voters must provide their New Mexico driver's license number, state ID number, or the last four digits of their social security number with their voter registration application.

How do I make sure I'm registered to vote?

To register in New Mexico you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States
  • be a resident of the State of New Mexico
  • be 18 years old by Election Day
  • not have been denied the right to vote by a court of law by reason of mental incapacity
  • if you have been convicted of a felony, you must have completed your sentence, including probation and parole

Can I register online?

New Mexico voters must include their New Mexico driver's license number or state ID number and the last 4 digits of their social security number with their online voter registration application.

Register to vote online here