Key NM Election Dates: For voters in other states, check our Get Out The Vote Strategy which has links for voter information in all 50 states.
- Now. You can request your mail-in ballot now (link & info below)
- Oct. 6. Absentee mail-in voting begins
- Oct. 20. Last day SOS or Clerk will mail out Absentee ballots
- Oct 27. Must mail your ballot by this date to ensure it is counted.
“The most important thing to know for voters who will be using an absentee ballot for the 2020 General Election is that you should mail your completed ballot back to your county clerk no later than October 27th to ensure it arrives before 7pm on Election Day.”
And you can submit your request for an absentee ballot now, by clicking this link.
- For those voters using an absentee ballot, Intelligent Mail Barcodes will be used on all mailed ballots. This technology gives voters detailed information about the status of their ballot (when their application was received, when their ballot was sent to them, when it was received by their county clerk, etc.). This will allow you to track your absentee ballot from the application stage all the way to when it’s counted by your county clerk.
- If you mail your ballot back but it still has not been received by Election Day, you still have the option to go to a polling place and cast a ballot. You will just need to sign an affidavit cancelling the mailed ballot you submitted.
Absentee voting begins on Tuesday, October 6, 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. I did this on Sept 3 and will update you as to when I receive an mail ballot. Processing the application took less than 2 minutes.
- 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 5:00 PM on Tuesday, October 20, 2020.