Voting in the time of COVID-19 *UPDATED*

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In the midst of this unprecedented time, we wanted to provide a place for everyone to find out what resources were available to continue participating in our democracy to the best of your ability. 

A recent New Mexico Supreme Court decision declared that in-person voting must still be an option, so early voting will begin in-person May 5th. However, because the extent to which communities will still be under stay-at-home orders because of Covid-19, if you are able to vote absentee it is a safe and easy choice to continue your social distancing.

First of all, applying for an absentee ballot is an option. RIGHT NOW!

Click on this link to be taken directly to the Secretary of State’s Absentee Ballot Application page.

The Supreme Court decision has also mandated that County Clerks around the state mail absentee ballot APPLICATIONS to all registered voters. But we’re encouraging everyone with internet access to proactively apply for their ballot NOW through the Secretary of State’s website. It’s safe and easy and you can ensure your information is correct and up-to-date.

You must be registered with a major party (Democrat, Republican, or Libertarian) by May 5th to vote in the New Mexico Primary.

If you need or want to change your party affiliation to vote in the June primary, you can follow this link to do so. Click Here!

We’ll update this page with more information about in-person voting when we know; but for now let’s all do what we can to keep our communities safe!

We know that social distancing works to keep our communities safe from spreading COVID-19 and other communicable diseases. We’re not sure how many early voting locations will be available starting May 5th or for the actual June 2nd Election Day for that matter. Signing up to receive your absentee ballot now ensures you’ll have access to your vote, protects you from having to gather in a centralized location should they open, and helps flatten the curve for those people who may still need to go and vote in-person, as well as poll workers. 

  • Absentee ballots will start being mailed out on May 5, 2020. 
  • Absentee ballots must be requested BEFORE May 28, 2020.

Have you moved recently? Changed your name? Any other reason why your voter registration may need to be updated? 

If you just want to CHECK your voter status, click here: 

If you KNOW you need to UPDATE or register for the first time, You can do that here by clicking here

The deadline for registering online to vote in June’s primary is 11:59 pm May 5th, 2020.

  • You can still register in-person at a county clerk’s office up until May  30th.
  • You CANNOT change your political party after the May 5th deadline for the purposes of the June Primary.

If you’re new to New Mexico, moved inside the state (even just down the block), or haven’t updated your name after a name change, you likely need to update your voter registration. It’s a simple process and is the first step to being ready to vote in both the primary and general elections. 

Either way, you have the option to request a ballot now or in the future. We suggest doing it now so it won’t slip your mind! Click here to apply for your application today!