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2018 Election Guide: Home

Information on how to register to vote, where to vote, and what the ballot looks like

Please read the information below to find out about voting in the 2018 Election.

Election and Voter General Information

Voter Registration

  • Online information

  • To check registration

Voter Registration Eligibility Requirements

  • A resident of New Mexico
  • A citizen of the United States
  • Not legally declared mentally incapacitated
  • Not a convicted felon, or a felon who has completed all of the terms and conditions of sentencing
  • 18 years or older at the time of the next election

To Register to Vote

  • Online national form

  • Request New Mexico Certificate of Registration Form

Available at any county clerk's office, the Office of the Secretary of State, or many state agencies that serve specific clients at those offices such as motor vehicle offices and offices offering public assistance

Absentee Information

  • Get application
  • Fill out application
  • Return by 5:00pm Friday before the election to County Clerk
  • Complete mailed ballot and return to County Clerk by 7:00pm Election Day


  • See all candidates for the state of New Mexico


Tuesday, May 8



  • Last day to register to vote in the Primary Election.
  • County clerks will begin sending absentee ballots.
  • In-person voting will be available at each county clerk’s office during normal business hours. In Bernalillo County, in-person voting will be available at the Clerk’s Annex.

Saturday, May 19

  • Countywide early voting begins.

Friday, June 1

  • Last day for county clerks to send absentee ballots to voters.

Saturday, June 2

  • Last day of countywide early voting.

Tuesday, June 5


  • Primary Election Day.
  • Last day for voters to return an absentee ballot to their county clerk’s office or an Election Day polling location.