VOTE: Election 2020
New Mexico
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Voting

VOTING IN PERSON

Poll Times
7 a.m. - 7 p.m.

ID Requirements
Identification is not required in most cases.

However, if an individual registered to vote for the first time by mail and did not provide verification of his or her identity then, the voter will have to show identification.

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VOTE BY MAIL

Can I vote by mail in New Mexico?
Yes! Any voter can request a mail-in ballot, no excuse required.

Can I submit an application online?
Yes, just tap the button below.

What's the deadline to request a mail-in ballot?
The deadline to apply for your mail-in ballot has passed. Your request had to be received on October 20.

What's the deadline to submit my ballot?
Your mail-in ballot must be received by your local election office by 7 p.m. on Election Day (Nov. 3).

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EARLY VOTING

Early voting
Oct. 17

MILITARY OR VOTING OVERSEAS

Members of the military, their families, and US citizens living overseas can request a ballot to vote from anywhere in the world.

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Get Ready to Vote
General Election
November 3
ELECTION DAY

To vote in your state, make sure you’re registered. Here are some important deadlines:

The deadline for online/mail registration is 10/6.

The deadline for in-person registration is 10/31.

New Mexico enacted same-day voter registration in 2019 and it was scheduled to go into effect in 2021.

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What's on my ballot?

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Candidates & Races

President of the United States

Biography

Joseph Robinette "Joe" Biden, Jr. (b. November 20, 1942, in Scranton, Pennsylvania) is the 46th president of the United States, assuming office on January 20, 2021.

He won the 2020 presidential election on November 3, 2020, with 306 electoral votes. Biden launched his campaign for president of the United States on April 25, 2019. He announced U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris (D) as his running mate on August 11, 2020.

Biden was the 47th vice president of the United States, serving under President Barack Obama (D) from January 20, 2009, to January 20, 2017.

He previously served as a U.S. senator from Delaware from 1973 to 2009.

On January 12, 2017, Obama awarded Biden the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his lifetime of public service, marking the final time Obama would present the nation's highest civilian honor. Biden received the award with distinction, an additional honor given only to Pope John Paul II, former President Ronald Reagan, and retired Gen. Colin Powell in the previous three administrations.

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Vice President of the United States

Biography

Kamala Devi Harris (b. October 20, 1964, in Oakland, California) is a Democratic member of the U.S. Senate from California. Harris was first elected to the Senate in 2016. She became the second Black woman elected to the U.S. Senate and the first Indian American to serve in the chamber.

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden announced Harris was his running mate on August 11, 2020. He called her "a fearless fighter for the little guy, and one of the country’s finest public servants." Harris is the first Black woman to appear on a major party's ticket in the United States.

Harris previously ran for president of the United States, entering the race on January 21, 2019. She suspended her presidential campaign on December 3, 2019, and endorsed Biden on March 8, 2020.

Harris is the former attorney general of California. She served in the position from 2011 to 2017. She also served as San Francisco's district attorney from 2004 to 2011.

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U.S. Senate New Mexico

Biography

Ben Ray Luján (Democratic Party) is a member of the U.S. Senate from New Mexico. He assumed office on January 3, 2021. His current term ends on January 3, 2027.

Luján (Democratic Party) ran for election to the U.S. Senate to represent New Mexico. He won in the general election on November 3, 2020.

Luján was selected to be the House assistant majority leader in the 116th Congress. He previously served as one of the chief deputy whips of the Democratic caucus in the 113th Congress.

On November 17, 2014, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) chose Luján to be chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), succeeding Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY). He served in this position from 2015 to 2019. For more on Luján's career, click here.

Luján described himself as "a fierce advocate for environmental protection in New Mexico." He introduced the Rio Grande del Norte National Conservation Area Establishment Act several times in Congress. He is also chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus’ Green Economy and Renewable Energy Task Force.

Luján is a member of several different caucuses, including the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, the Native American Caucus, the National Labs Caucus, and the Congressional Cleanup Caucus.

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Initiatives

New Mexico Bond Question A
Senior Citizens Facilities Bond Issue (2020)
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A "yes" vote supported authorizing the sale and issuance of $33.3 million in bonds for senior citizen facilities improvements. 

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A "no" vote opposed authorizing the sale and issuance of $33.3 million in bonds for senior citizen facilities improvements. 

New Mexico Bond Question B
Public Libraries Bond Issue (2020)
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A "yes" vote supported authorizing the sale and issuance of $9.7 million in bonds for public library improvements. 

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A "no" vote opposed authorizing the sale and issuance of $9.7 million in bonds for public library improvements. 

New Mexico Bond Question C
Public Education Bond Issue (2020)
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A "yes" vote supported authorizing the sale and issuance of $156.3 million in bonds for public higher education institutions, special public schools, and native tribal schools.

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A "no" vote opposed authorizing the sale and issuance of $156.3 million in bonds for public higher education institutions, special public schools, and native tribal schools.

New Mexico Constitutional Amendment 1
Appointed Public Regulation Commission Amendment (2020)
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A "yes" vote supports changing the Public Regulation Commission (PRC) from an elected five-member commission to an appointed three-member commission.

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A "no" vote opposes this amendment, thus keeping the Public Regulation Commission (PRC) as an elected five-member commission.

New Mexico Constitutional Amendment 2
Elections and Terms of Non-Statewide Officeholders Amendment (2020)
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A "yes" vote supported amending the New Mexico Constitution to allow the state legislature to pass laws adjusting the election dates of state or county officeholders and adjust office terms according to those date changes.

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A "no" vote opposed amending the New Mexico Constitution to allow the state legislature to pass laws adjusting the election dates of state or county officeholders and adjust office terms according according to those date changes, thereby not allowing the state legislature to alter established election dates and terms of non-statewide officeholders.