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Our 2018 Voter Guide is now live!

2018 General Election Calendar

Tuesday, October 9:

Saturday, October 20:

Friday, November 2:

Saturday, November 3:

Tuesday, November 6:


Want to know what district you're in or who your legislators are? Our New Mexico Political Districs page has links to maps and districting information.

Voter Registration

In order to register to vote in New Mexico, you must be a U.S. citizen with a social security number and be at least 18 years of age on or before the next general election, with two exceptions:

Registration is open until 28 days before an election. You can register online at the NM Secretary of State's website, with your social security number and your NM driver's license or state identification number. You can also register to vote at your local County Clerk's office and at the many other locations listed on the NM Secretary of State's website.

Additional information is also available at Voter Information page.


Any registered New Mexico voter can vote at any polling place in NM.

At the polling place, the monitor will ask for your name, address, and year of birth, look you up on the voter registration list, and print out a ballot specifically for you.

You do not need any ID unless it is your first time to vote here. First-time voters who have registered by mail and did not submit identification with the registration will need to show either your driver's license, student or tribal ID, bank statement, utility bill, paycheck, government check or other government document showing your name and current address. See the Secretary of State's Voter Registration page for more details.

Voter Guides

The League of Women Voters promotes informed and active participation of citizens in government and produces non-partisan, comprehensive Voter Guides. The League of Women Voters does not support, oppose, or make recommendations regarding any political party or candidate. To help voters make informed choices, the League of Women Voters interviews candidates for most of the competitive races on key issues and prints their unedited responses. Summaries of proposed constitutional amendments and other ballot questions are also included in Voter Guides. Please check this website in early October for the links to the statewide and local Voter Guides for Central New Mexico, Greater Las Cruces, Los Alamos County, and Santa Fe County.

This year we are excited to announce that 15,000 customized voter guides will be distributed in 11 additional counties where 69,000 registered voters reside. Many thanks to the work of the SoS’s Native American Voting Task Force and a generous grant from the Thornburg Foundation.

Check out our 2018 Statewide Voter Guide.

Older LWV Voter Guides: 2016 NM Voter Guide, 2014 NM Voter Guide, 2012 NM Voter Guide, 2010 NM Voter Guide, 2008 NM Voter Guide.