Voting & Elections
Information on Voting and Elections in the State of New Mexico.
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Voting and Elections
What kind of ballots and voting systems are used in New Mexico?
- New Mexico uses paper ballots that are scanned on an optical scan tabulating system. This system is used for early voting, absentee voting and Election Day at each polling location. New Mexico’s voting equipment is uniform state-wide: Dominion Voting Systems Imagecast Evolution and Imagecast Precinct with ballot marking device (ADA Compliant).
What is an alternative ballot?
- If you become ill after the period for absentee balloting and are unable to go to the polls, you may request, in writing, that an alternative ballot be made available to you. The written request must be signed by the voter and a health care provider under penalty of perjury (Section 1-6-16.2, NMSA 1978).
What if I need help in voting? Who can help me with my ballot?
- You may request assistance in voting at the polls if you are blind, physically disabled, unable to read or write, or a member of a language minority (Section 1-12-12, NMSA 1978).
- Any person of your choice may assist you, except your employer, an agent of the employer, an officer or agent of your union, or a candidate whose name is on the ballot (Section 1-12-15, NMSA 1978).
If you have any other questions, concerns or seek clarification on the process of registering and voting, you can contact the Bureau of Elections at email@example.com
2020 General Election - November 3, 2020