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Voting and Elections
Absentee and Early Voting
How do I make sure my vote is counted in the 2021 Regular Local Election?
- If you choose to vote in person in your county, you will place your completed ballot in the vote-counting machine and view that it has been counted.
- For those voters using an absentee ballot, you can track your ballot here.
- If you mail your ballot back, but it still has not been received by Election Day, you still have the option to go to a polling place and cast a ballot. You will need to sign an affidavit canceling the mailed ballot you submitted.
What if I receive my absentee ballot but don’t mail it back in time. What can I do?
- There are multiple ways for voters to return their absentee ballot. If mailing your absentee ballot, it is recommended that you do so by October 26, 2021 to ensure timely delivery. You can also drop off your ballot at your county clerk’s office or at any polling location in your county.
Absentee voting by mail or in person
Voters may cast an absentee ballot or vote in person at their local County Clerk’s office or an early voting location prior to Election Day. No excuse is required to vote with an absentee ballot. Visit NMVote.org to request an absentee ballot, find an early voting location, and more!
Request an Absentee Ballot
Absentee voting begins on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 for the Regular Local Election. Request an absentee ballot by filling out an application and returning it to your local County Clerk. Applications can be obtained by:
- Fill out an application online by Clicking Here
- Contacting your County Clerk’s Office in person, phone, mail or email
- Downloading an Absentee Ballot Application here and mailing it or hand delivering it to your County Clerk’s Office
- Absentee ballot requests through the Secretary of State’s website for the 2021 Regular Local Election will be accepted until 5:00 PM on Thursday, October 28, 2021.
- Voters can request an absentee ballot for the 2021 Regular Local Election from their county clerk through Thursday, October 28 2021.
Applications must be received by the County Clerk no later than 5:00 pm on Thursday, October 28, 2021. A ballot will be sent to voters who have properly filled out the application.
If you do not receive the absentee ballot, please contact the County Clerk’s Office no later than Friday, October 29, 2021.
Request an Accessible Absentee Ballot
New Mexico has designed absentee ballots so that a voter who is visually impaired may independently use their screen reader technology to mark their ballot.
- Fill out an application online by CLICKING HERE.
- An email address is required for delivery of the electronic absentee ballot.
- Please read and complete the certification document required to provide the electronic absentee ballot.
Applications must be received by the County Clerk no later than 5:00 pm on Thursday, October 28, 2021. A ballot will be emailed to voters who have properly filled out the application and an official return envelope will be mailed and must be used to return the absentee ballot.
If you do not receive an email with a link to your absentee ballot, please contact the County Clerk’s Office no later than Friday, October 29, 2021.
Return an Absentee Ballot
All absentee ballots may be returned to the County Clerk’s Office or any Election Day polling location no later than 7:00 PM on Tuesday, November 2, 2021 – Election Day.
Early voting begins at the County Clerk’s office on Tuesday, October 5, 2021. Some counites expand and add alternate early voting locations starting on Saturday, October 16, 2021. Early voting continues through Saturday, October 30, 2021. Please check locations and hours of operation by visiting NMVote.org or by contacting your County Clerk’s Office.
Regular Local Election: November 2, 2021