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Voting and Elections
Returning Your Absentee Ballot
You have several options for delivering your absentee ballot. However, always make sure that whether you place it in the mail or hand deliver it, you always follow all of the instructions to secure it in the required envelopes and fill in the required voter information under the privacy flap of the official return envelope. The information that must be provided in order for your ballot to be accepted is your signature and the last four digits of your social security number.
All absentee ballots must include the required information and be received by 7:00PM on Election Day, November 3, 2020 to be accepted and counted.
Your ballot includes a postage pre-paid official return envelope addressed to the county clerk’s office. To ensure your ballot arrives by the deadline, please mail your ballot on or before October 27, 2020. In accordance with state law, if your ballot does not arrive by 7:00PM on November 3, it will not be counted.
By Hand Delivery
You may deliver your absentee ballot to the office of the county clerk or any early or Election Day voting location in your county by 7:00PM on November 3, 2020. You can search for a voting location near you at nmvote.org
By Drop Box
Many counties have chosen to setup absentee ballot drop boxes inside and outside of voting locations to make it even easier to return your absentee ballot.
For your convenience, we have collected a statewide list of drop boxes available here but also please check with your county clerk for the latest information on drop box locations and hours of operation.
Pursuant to state law only a voter, caregiver to that voter or member of that voter’s immediate family may deliver that voter’s absentee ballot to the county clerk in person or by mail. “Immediate family” means the spouse, children, parents or siblings of a voter. If any one of these authorized people returns the mailed ballot of the voter, they must sign the official return envelope.
You may track the status of your absentee ballot HERE. This website will provide information regarding whether or not the ballot was received by the county clerk and whether it has been accepted.
You may also call their local county clerk for information on the status of their absentee ballot.
2020 General Election - November 3, 2020