Get Out The Vote

Make Your Vote Count This November

First Things First. Are You Registered?

The deadline for voter registration here in New Mexico is Saturday, October 31st. Register online or check your current voter registration.

Request an Absentee Ballot

You can now request your absentee ballot on line at the NM Secretary of State’s portal.

This will bypass the need to get an Absentee Ballot Application first. It will ask for your New Mexico driver’s license, the last four digits of your SSN and your date of birth.

You can request your absentee ballot from the Santa Fe County Clerk by calling the Santa Fe County Clerk at tel: 505/986.6280.  You can also print an Absentee Ballot Application to mail in.

Sample Ballots

When available you will be able to review your Sample Ballot via the New Mexico Secretary of State Voter Information Portal in the “Find My Registration & Election Information” panel. It will ask for your name, county and your date of birth. After ‘logging in’, see the options specific to you: polling locations, sample ballot, absentee ballot status, voting history and county clerk.

For More Information

Early Voting Locations

County Clerk’s Office

Hours: Oct 17-31: 100 Catron St. from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Mon thru Fri, PLUS Sat. Oct 31.

Other Locations

Please note that you can use drop-off boxes at these early voting locations for your absentee ballet or stay to vote in-person.

Hours: Oct 17-31, 12:00 Noon to 8:00 p.m., Tues thru Fri, and
10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturdays

  • Santa Cruz Abedon Lopez Community Center – 155A Camino De Quintana
  • Santa Fe Christian Life Church – 121 Siringo Road
  • Santa Fe Santa Fe County Fair Building – 3229 Rodeo Road
  • Santa Fe Southside Library – 6599 Jaguar Dr. NEW
  • El Dorado Max Coll Corridor Community Center – 16 Avenida Torreon
  • Edgewood Town of Edgewood Administrative Office – 171A State Road 344 NEW
  • Pojoaque Pueblo Plaza Pojoaque County Satellite Office – 5 W. Gutierrez – Ste. 9


September 14 – If you do not complete an online Application for Absentee Ballot by this date, an application will automatically be sent to you. You will need to complete, sign and return this application to the County Clerk’s office in order to receive your absentee ballot.

Tuesday, October 6 – Absentee ballots will begin being mailed to those voters who have completed and returned their application.

Tuesday, October 20, 5 p.m. – the 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 by EOB on this day.

Saturday, October 17 through Saturday, October 31 – In person early voting.

Tuesday, October 27 – the absolute last day to put your completed absentee ballot in the mail; if you mail it later, the postal service will not guarantee delivery of your ballot to the County Clerk’s office by election day. You can play it safe if you hand deliver your ballot to any drop off location.

Saturday, October 31 – the last day to register to vote.

Tuesday, November 3, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. – 7 p.m. is the deadline to be in line to vote in person or to return your completed absentee ballot. If you did not mail in your completed absentee ballot, you can drop it off at the County Clerk’s office or any Election Day polling location.

Important Information to Bear in Mind

As a result of recent legislation here in New Mexico to encourage mail-voting during this time of the COVID-19 virus pandemic, Absentee Ballot Applications will be mailed to all current registered voters. However, if for some reason your voter registration or your address is not up-to-date, you may never get the application. We strongly recommend that you go online to request your Absentee Ballot Application. Please do not leave anything to chance.

Important Voter Protections

New Mexico election regulators say they’ll move forward in cooperation with the U.S. Postal Service with an initiative that allows voters to trace mail-in ballots with the use of an individualized bar code.

State Elections Director, Mandy Vigil, said her office has worked closely with regional Postal Service officials on plans to place an “intelligent barcode” on the outer envelope of absentee ballots.

This barcode will allow a registered voter to track a ballot through post office facilities on its way to their home and then back to the local County Clerk’s office. Under New Mexico law, ballots that arrive after 7:00 p.m. on Election Day are not valid. Again, to ensure that your vote counts, we encourage you to drop off your completed ballot to any early voting or polling location, or to the County Clerk’s office.

In addition, New Mexico is adding new voter identification measures to the absentee balloting process.

For the first time, absentee ballots turned in by hand or mailed must be signed on the outer envelope and labeled with the last four digits of the voter’s Social Security number.