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Voting and Elections
Absentee and Early Voting
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. You may now 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, 2020 for the General 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 2020 general election will be accepted until 11:59PM on Thursday, October 29, 2020.
- Voters can request an absentee ballot for the 2020 general election from their county clerk through Friday, October 30, 2020. Requests must be made by this deadline in order for the absentee ballot to be mailed by the appropriate county clerk in a timely manner.
- NOTE: All county clerks in New Mexico will provide early voting on Saturday, October 31, 2020. Because of the nature of postal delivery, the Secretary of State encourages any voter considering making an absentee ballot request on Friday, October 30, 2020, to consider voting in-person during early voting hours on Saturday, October 31, 2020, or to vote in-person on Election Day, Tuesday, November 3, 2020.
Applications must be received by the County Clerk no later than 5:00 pm on Friday, October 30, 2020. A ballot will be sent to voters who have properly filled out the application. If the application was not completed correctly, a notification with the reason why the application was not accepted will be sent within 24 hours of receipt of the application.
If you do not receive the absentee ballot, please contact the County Clerk’s Office no later than Monday, November 2, 2020.
Request an Accessible Absentee Ballot
For the first time in New Mexico, absentee voting has expanded to be more accessible. Absentee ballots have been designed so that a voter who is blind or visually impaired may independently use their own nonvisual or low-vision 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 Friday, October 30, 2020. 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 absentee ballot, please contact the County Clerk’s Office no later than the Monday, November 2, 2020.
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 3, 2020 – Election Day.
Early voting locations open in each county beginning on Saturday, October 17, 2020 and continue through Saturday, October 31, 2020. Please check locations and hours of operation by visiting NMVote.org or by contacting your County Clerk’s Office.