VOTING: How to Vote by November 3, 2020
Liz believes you should never have to choose between your health and voting. With COVID-19 keeping people at home, voters should take advantage of New Mexico’s Vote-by-Mail program. This year, request your Absentee Ballot online today for your health and that of our community.
IMPORTANT DATES FOR THE 2020 ELECTION
Today - request your Absentee Ballot
Monday, September 14: If you have not completed an online Absentee Ballot Application yet, an application will be sent to you. You will need to complete, sign, and send this application back to your County Clerk in order to receive your ballot in the mail.
Tuesday, October 6: Last day to Register to vote.
Tuesday, October 6: Absentee Ballots will begin being mailed out to voters who have completed the application.
Monday, October 12: County Clerks must send ballots to voters within 24 hours of receiving an application.
Tuesday, October 20: Last day that absentee ballot applications may be received by the County Clerk or the Secretary of State.
Wednesday, October 21: All absentee ballots must be mailed out by the County Clerk’s office
Saturday, October 17 - Saturday, October 31: Early Vote (In-Person.) Locations coming soon.
Tuesday, October 27: The last day to complete an Absentee Ballot Application - last day the postal service guarantees delivery of ballots to the County Clerk’s office by Election Day for those voters who have mailed in their ballots.
Tuesday, November 3: ELECTION DAY (IN-PERSON).
If you still haven't sent in your Absentee Ballot, drop it off at the County Clerk's office or any Election Day polling location no later than 7:00PM. Voting locations coming soon.
REQUEST YOUR ABSENTEE BALLOT TODAY
HOW TO REQUEST AN ABSENTEE BALLOT / VOTE-BY-MAIL
Requesting an Absentee Ballot is easy! There are 3 ways to do so:
Go to NMVote.org and request your ballot.
You’ll need your New Mexico Driver’s License, the last four digits of your SSN, and your date of birth.
You can also download an Absentee Ballot Application.
You will need to print and mail the application to your County Clerk.
Or, you can call or email your County Clerk to request an Absentee Ballot Application.
Find your County Clerk’s address, email and phone number here
HOW TO SEND IN YOUR ABSENTEE BALLOT / VOTE-BY-MAIL
NOTE: Absentee Ballot Applications will be mailed to all registered voters, as a result of recent legislation (in an effort to encourage mail-in voting during the COVID-19 virus crisis). However, if your address or other voter registration information is not up-to-date, you may never receive the application -- that’s why we strongly recommend that you go online to request your absentee application.
Complete and mail your completed ballot with required information on the exterior of the envelope as soon as you complete it – do not wait. Voting this year is so important, and we don’t want to leave anything to chance.
All ballots must be returned and mailed to arrive by 7pm, Tuesday, November 3, 2020 to your County Clerk.
You can also drop off your Absentee Ballot at any of the Early Vote locations, beginning on October 17.
The Secretary of State recommends not mailing back your ballot after Tuesday, October 27, because it’s too close to the election. If needed, you can hand-deliver your absentee ballot.
New for the upcoming election, you will be able to track the status of your application and ballot on NMVote.org.