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Voting & Domestic Violence

The Intimate Partner Violence Survivor Suffrage Act was created to protect qualified electors who are certified participants in the Confidential Substitute Address Program. This program enables participants of the confidential substitute address program to partake in NM elections without having their address unnecessarily comprised. The vote would be cast through a mailed absentee ballot or mailed ballot. A random identifier and verification code will be issued prior to an election.  The identifier will serve in the place of the required voter identification and the verification code will be used instead of the voter’s signature.

Does this apply to me?  If you are currently registered in the Confidential Substitute Address Program, yes.

Will any of my personal information be released?  No, we will not disclose residential address, delivery address telephone number or email address of a participant unless the information is required to be disclosed pursuant to a court order.

Who will have access to my information?  Access to all program records is restricted to Secretary of State Staff members who are approved to access the records.

How will you know if I am a voter or if I would like to register to vote?  Once you are certified as a participant, the administrator shall determine whether the participant is a voter.  If the participant is not a voter but appears to be a qualified elector the administrator shall offer the participant the opportunity to register to vote.

How do I vote?  The voter shall vote exclusively by mailed absentee ballot or mailed ballot.  In each election that the voter-participant is eligible to vote, the administration shall send a mailed absentee ballot or mailed ballot to the voter-participant without requiring a request or application to receive a ballot.

How do I sign up for CAP or how do I get more information?  You can email us at CAP.sos.state.nm.us, send direct mail to P.O. Box 1888, Santa Fe, New Mexico  87504 or call CAP toll –free at 1-800-477-3632.

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Quick Contact Information


Mailing & Physical Address
New Mexico Capitol Annex North
325 Don Gaspar, Suite 300
Santa Fe, NM 87501

Hours of Operation
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Monday through Friday

Toll Free : 1-800-477-3632

Business Services Division
Phone 505-827-3600 (Option 1)
Fax 505-827-4387
Email Business.Services@state.nm.us

Bureau of Elections
Phone: 505-827-3600 (Option 2)
Email: Sos.elections@state.nm.us

Ethics Division
Phone: 505-827-3600 (Option 2)
Email: Sos.ethics@state.nm.us

Receptionist
Phone 505-827-3600 (Option 3)