4 Easy Steps to Register to Vote in NM

Voter Registration 4 Easy Steps to Register to Vote in NM

What You Didn’t Know About Registering to Vote in New Mexico

One of the most important things you can do as a citizen of New Mexico is to take advantage of your voice and register to vote. Many residents plan to register to vote, but do not get around to it because it slips their minds or they find the process to be inconvenient. If you are ready to make your voice heard, let DoNotPay take out the complication and help you register to vote in New Mexico

What Makes You Eligible to Vote?

Before you can vote in the state of New Mexico, there are a few conditions to keep in mind for your eligibility.

  1. You must be at least 18 years old when the election you are planning to vote in happens.
  2. You must reside in the state of New Mexico.
  3. You must be either a natural-born citizen of the USA or gain citizenship legally.
  4. You must be of sound mind to vote and not have that restricted in the court system due to mental stability.
  5. You must not be imprisoned at that state or federal level with a felony.
  6. You must not be serving parole for a felony conviction.
  7. You must have served all terms of your felony conviction and have your right to vote reinstated.

If you are not sure if you have the ability to vote after being found guilty of a felony, check with your local voting office to see if your vote has been restored.

How Should You Get Registered? 

Before you can be registered to vote, you have to have an application on file with your county or state voting office. You have the option to submit this through a variety of methods:

  1. By mail
  2. By visiting the office in person and completing an application
  3. Submitting your voter registration online or through a secure third-party portal

You have several options to keep in mind when you are trying to register to vote in New Mexico, no matter which county you live in. 

Is There A Deadline to Register To Vote?

There is not an actual calendar date to register to vote, but if you are planning to vote in an approaching election during the traditional November election or voting in primaries, you need to have your voter registration filed before the following deadlines:

Registration MethodDeadline
Online28 days before Election Day
By MailMust be postmarked 28 days before Election Day
In-PersonSaturday before Election Day

Is This Registration an Annual Requirement?

Once you move to New Mexico, you do not have to do an annual registration. If you are making your initial registration with New Mexico, you have to have your voter's registration at least 28 days before the approaching voting election. Otherwise, you will not be eligible to vote in the current term. This could be for any of the following:

  • Local Elections
  • State Elections
  • Federal Elections

What Should I Do If I Move?

If you have moved recently, you need to notify your Voter Services office. Residents can move within a county, to a new county, or even from a different state. Even if it is in the same county, they need to be aware of your new address so that your voting precinct is updated on your voter registration card.  Before you move, you can go and let the voting office know you will need to unregister from the county. If you go to vote and you have not updated your information, you may be turned away from the voting poll.

How Do I Know If I am Registered?

If you are not sure if you are registered to vote in New Mexico, you can check this status.

  1. Go to Vote.gov.
  2. Once you are on the site, select "New Mexico" from the list.
  3. Select the "Confirm Your Voter Registration Status" and it will take you to the New Mexico Voter Services Site.
  4. Once you get to the home page, you can enter your information in the search bar and see if you are registered.

If you are not registered, it is time to reach out to DoNotPay. They will help to make sure that your request and registration make it to the appropriate location quickly to meet any upcoming deadlines.

Need Some Help With Registering? 

DoNotPay can help you register to vote with the following steps:

  1. Search "voter registration" on DoNotPay. 
  2. Select whether you want to register to vote, change your voter information, cancel your registration, or verify your registration. 
  3. Enter the state you want to register in (or are registered in) and confirm that you meet the eligibility requirements. Answer a few questions about you to help us verify your identity and complete your application. 
  4. Provide your signature and verify that your information is correct. 

Why Should I Use DoNotPay?

Using DoNotPay makes your voter registration happen smoother than it would have on your own. When you choose DoNotPay for this service, you can expect the following:

  • Efficiency. DoNotPay takes voting rights seriously, so the registration request is forwarded to the appropriate department in New Mexico.
  • Speed. You are not spending hours making this request, as it only takes a few moments to register, and then it is forwarded immediately.
  • Convenience. You can make this request anywhere from your job to your bed at home. Once you think about it, you can log in and go through the app anywhere.

That Was So Easy. What Else Can They Help With?

If you found using DoNotPay to help with your voter registration in New Mexico to be easy, there are a few other services they can assist with. Below are some of the more tedious tasks that can be made so much easier with DoNotPay:

These tasks are essential to making sure you are getting the service and assistance you need, which is why DoNotPay is there to make sure it is recorded accurately!

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