If you are a qualified voter living in Doña Ana County we encourage you to register to vote. Registration is quick and easy. Click here for a complete list of all locations you can register at.
For overseas and armed forces electors: You can easily register to vote by following these 2 steps.
Step 1. Download the Overseas and Armed Forces Electors Federal Post Card Application.
Step 2. Mail, Fax (575) 527-9857, or e-mail email@example.com your signed Federal Post Card Application to your County Clerk.
Important information for filling out registration forms:
You must submit your application 28 days before an election in order for it to be processed for that election.
All registrations submitted after the 28th day prior to an election will not be processed until the Monday following the election.
Your full social security number is required. Although voter information is public record, birth date and social security number will be kept confidential and will not be disclosed.
You must register with a major political party (Democrat or Republican) if you wish to take part in that party's primary election, caucus, or convention.
Updating the information on your voter registration is simple; just submit a new form with the updated information.
You can mail your application to the County Clerk's Office (845 N. Motel Blvd, Las Cruces, NM 88007) or to the Secretary of State's Office (325 Don Gaspar Suite 300, Santa Fe, NM 87503).
To qualify to register to vote you must be a citizen of the United States and a resident of Doña Ana County.
You must be 18 years of age at the time of the next election.
If you have ever been convicted of a felony, you must have completed all conditions of parole and supervised probation, served the entirety or your sentence or have been granted a pardon by the governor.
You also cannot register to vote if you have been denied the right to vote by a court of law by reason of mental incapacity.
Registration ID Requirements:
If you are registering to vote in person or are currently registered to vote in New Mexico, no identification need be shown or attached to complete a registration.
Pursuant to the HELP AMERICAN VOTE ACT, if you are submitting a registration yourself by mail (not through a Voter Registration Agent) and it is the first time you have registered in the state of New Mexico, you should submit a COPY of a current valid photo ID or a COPY of a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck or other government document that shows your name and address in Doña Ana County. If you submit this/her information now you can avoid being required to show personal identification at the polling place on Election Day.
Once your registration has been accepted and entered into the state database, you will receive a Voter Information Card.
Coming Soon – ONLINE VOTER REGISTRATION UPDATES
This new option will allow you to update your existing registration online. Until this takes effect, you must fill out a new registration card when you want to update your information.
Check if you are registered by looking up your voter registration using VoterView.
What can you find out in VoterView?
Your polling place
All of your districts
Your voter information, in case you need to update or change it.
If you cannot find your registration in VoterView, you can inquire at our office by calling us at (575) 647-7428.
If you have been convicted of a felony, per NMSA § 1-4-27.1 (A) your registration to vote has been canceled.
The corrections department, New Mexico Sentencing Commission and the Administrative Office of the Courts provides information regarding convictions to the Secretary of State. The Secretary of State uses this information to monthly update the statewide voter registration electronic management system to show the eligibility status of persons convicted of felonies. NMSA 1-4-27.1 (C) & (D). The Secretary of State also requests data from the United States Attorney for the District of New Mexico. Id. § 1-4-27.1(E). Under federal law, the U.S. Attorney is required to cooperate in providing the information 42 U.S.C. § 1973gg-6(g) (1)-(4). Further, the Secretary of State is required to notify the County Clerk’s voter registration officials of the information received from the U.S. Attorney. Id. § 1973gg-6(g) (5).
According to NMSA §1-4-27.1(B) and §31-13-1(A) you become eligible to register to vote once the following conditions are met (for all convictions, if the person has more than one felony conviction):
S/he has completed the terms of a suspended or deferred sentence imposed by a court; OR
S/he has been unconditionally discharged from a correctional facility or detention center; AND
S/he has completed all conditions of parole or supervised probation (or supervised release from a federal conviction); OR
S/he has had the conviction overturned on appeal; OR
S/he has presented the governor with a certificate verifying the completion of the sentence and has been granted a pardon or a certificate by the Governor restoring the person’s full rights of citizenship.
Once you have met the conditions above, the corrections department issues you a certificate of completion and also notifies the Secretary of State that you are entitled to register to vote (NMSA § 31-13-1(D).). At this point you can go to the Clerk’s Office (with your certificate) and complete a registration form before the deadline for the next election.
New Mexico Election Law states that if you would like to register voters, you must be registered as a Third-Party Registration Agent through the Secretary of State or the County Clerk.
The Third Party Registration Agent form must be completed and notarized. Once submitted to the Clerk, you will be issued a Voter Registration Agent (VRA) number which must be filled in on every registration form assigned to you. The VRA number is assigned to an individual, regardless of which organization you are working for.
Initially, a pack of 20 forms will be assigned to you. At any time, you may request another packet, but you will need to come to the County Clerk's office and personally request and sign for them. Remember all forms will be issued and tracked to your name and agent ID number. The Secretary of State and the County Clerk's recommend keeping a ledger or log on any concerns with your issued forms.
The PRIVACY NOTICE of the voter registration form states that the applicant must provide their full Social Security and date of birth pursuant to the New Mexico Election Code. If a voter applicant does not want to provide their full Social Security Number, you may complete the voter registration form and return it to the County Clerk. Be sure you inform the voter applicant that they will not be registered until they provide the full number to the County Clerk's Office.
Voters must print legibly. For the address voter registrations must also, contain a physical address, a description, or a map of where they live. A PO Box may be put on the line asking where they get mail.
When voter registrations are returned to the County Clerk we will determine what precinct the voter lives in based on the information provided. If we are only provided with a PO Box for an address, our office will mail the voter a letter requesting more information, and the person will not be a registered voter until they provide it. Please make sure every voter registration has a clear physical address.
Please keep in mind that New Mexico has a closed Primary Election. To be able to vote in the Primary, a voter must choose a major political party.
After completing the voter registration, tear off the yellow receipt at the lower left side of the registration and give it to the voter.
There are individuals who use the Federal NVRA form. Existing state law requires the Social Security Number and date of Birth to register regardless of the fact the Federal form shows it to be optional.
Once completed, voter registrations must be mailed or delivered to the County Clerk's Office within 48 hours.