New Mexico

Registered voters do not need to provide an ID when they vote, except for some first-time voters.

Is out-of-state ID accepted?

Yes!
No ID is required to vote in New Mexico

Is student ID accepted?

Yes!
No ID is required to vote in New Mexico

Is an expired ID accepted?

Yes!
No ID is required to vote in New Mexico

New Mexico ID Requirements for Voting In Person

You do not need to show ID when you vote in person in New Mexico.

BUT: If it is your first time voting in a federal election in New Mexico, please see the federal ID requirements for first-time voters. A federal election is when you vote for the President, your Congressional Representative or your Senators.

Frequently Asked Questions

You may register to vote and cast a ballot on the same day during any early voting period, at your county’s clerk’s office or other alternate designated early voting location, or at your local polling place but only on Election Day.  You must show the following acceptable ID and proof of residence:

  • a New Mexico driver’s license or New Mexico identification card issued through the motor vehicle division of the taxation and revenue department;
  • any document that contains an address in the county together with a photo identification card; or
  • a current valid student photo identification card from a post-secondary educational institution in New Mexico accompanied by a current student fee statement that contains your address in the county.

Same day registration and voting on Election Day is available only for state-wide regular elections. For state-wide special elections, same day registration and voting is available only during any early voting period, but not on Election Day.

No. However, state law defines acceptable voter ID as:

(A) A physical form of identification, which may be:

  • an original or copy of a photo ID or
  • an original or copy of a utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, student ID card or other government document that shows your name and address.

OR

(B) A verbal or written statement by you that declares your name, registration address and year of birth; so an electronic image of your ID is not necessary.

New Mexico ID Requirements for Voting By Mail

You do not need a copy of your ID when you vote by mail in New Mexico.

BUT: If it is your first time voting in a federal election in New Mexico, please see the federal ID requirements for first-time voters. A federal election is when you vote for the President, your Congressional Representative or your Senators.

The signature on your mail ballot must match your signature on file with the state.

Frequently Asked Questions

There is no process to “cure” (fix) your ballot if it is rejected.