Topic: FAQ Voter Registration

No, but remember that New Mexico has a closed Primary Election and, unless you declare affiliation with a major party (at this time Democrats, Republicans and Libertarian only), you cannot vote in a Primary Election. You may vote in all other elections (i.e., municipal, school, general or special bond and tax elections).

In general, 28 days before an election. For the exact date and locations for a specific election, please contact your County Clerk's Office.

Yes, just call the Office of the County Clerk at 986-6280, and we will mail you a certificate of registration, which you can complete and mail back.

There is no durational requirement for voter registration in New Mexico. Once you have established a residential address, you may register to vote.

Yes, usually within three weeks of registration, except for those times when the books have been closed for an election.

You must be 18 on or by the date of the next election.

If you register in person, you do not need any identifying documents. However, if you are a first time registrant by mail, you need to send in one of the following documents with your registration if you wish to avoid showing identification at the polls on Election Day: A copy of a valid driver's license or other photo identification, with or without an address; a copy of a utility bill, bank statement, paycheck; student identification, tribal identification, or other government document.

A written request by a voter to cancel the voter's registration shall be in writing. Fill out the ;cancellation form and mail it to the County Clerk's office.

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