VOTE: Election 2020
New Mexico
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VOTING IN PERSON

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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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Can I vote by mail in New Mexico?
Any voter can request a Vote by Mail ballot, no excuse required

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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
Oct. 17

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October 6
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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 former Democratic 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 April 25, 2019, Biden announced that he was running for president of the United States in 2020. With the plurality of pledged delegates, Biden became the presumptive Democratic nominee on April 8, 2020, after Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) suspended his presidential campaign. Biden crossed the delegate threshold necessary to win the nomination on June 5, 2020, and was formally nominated at the 2020 Democratic National Convention on August 18, 2020.

Biden announced U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris (D) as 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.

On January 12, 2017, President Barack 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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Donald John Trump (b. June 14, 1946, in Queens, New York) is the 45th and current president of the United States. He assumed office on January 20, 2017. He filed to run for re-election on the same day.

Key policy initiatives during Trump's first term include the United States withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal, the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 and First Step Act in 2018, reducing the size of the ISIS caliphate, and establishing the Space Force as an independent military branch. Trump has made more than 200 federal judicial appointments, including two U.S. Supreme Court justices.

During his presidency, Trump has issued eight vetoes. To read more about these vetoes, click here.

On December 18, 2019, Trump became the third president in U.S. history to be impeached by the U.S. House. The U.S. Senate acquitted Trump on both charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress on February 5, 2020.

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Vice President of the United States

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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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Michael Richard "Mike" Pence (b. June 7, 1959, in Columbus, Indiana) is the 48th vice president of the United States, serving in President Donald Trump's (R) administration. He was elected on November 8, 2016, and sworn in on January 20, 2017.

Pence served as the 50th governor of Indiana from 2013 to 2017. As governor, Pence signed into law a 5 percent individual income tax cut in Indiana. He also supported the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act in 2015, allowing individuals and businesses to exert a right to the free exercise of religion. In his first year in office, FiveThirtyEight ranked him as the second most conservative governor in the country.

From 2001 to 2013, Pence served as a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives. During his final year in the House, Pence was rated a far-right Republican leader based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack.

Pence's press secretary stated that Pence tested negative for coronavirus on March 21, 2020. Pence was tested after one of his staffers tested positive. Click here for more information on political figures impacted by coronavirus.

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U.S. Senate New Mexico

Biography

Ben Ray Luján (Democratic Party) is a member of the U.S. House, representing New Mexico's 3rd Congressional District. He assumed office on January 6, 2009. His current term ends on January 3, 2021.

Luján (Democratic Party) is running for election to the U.S. Senate to represent New Mexico. He is on the ballot in the general election on November 3, 2020. He advanced from the Democratic primary on June 2, 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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Biography

Bob Walsh (Libertarian Party) is running for election to the U.S. Senate to represent New Mexico. He is on the ballot in the general election on November 3, 2020. He advanced from the Libertarian Party primary on June 2, 2020.

Walsh ran in the 2012 election for New Mexico House of Representatives District 48. Walsh was a Libertarian candidate for District 48 of the New Mexico House of Representatives. The primary election was on June 1, 2010, and the general election was on November 2, 2010.

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Mark Ronchetti (Republican Party) is running for election to the U.S. Senate to represent New Mexico. He is on the ballot in the general election on November 3, 2020. He advanced from the Republican primary on June 2, 2020.

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Initiatives

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

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

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A "no" vote opposes 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 supports 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 opposes 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 supports 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 opposes 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.