Doña Ana County

Voter Registration

Voter Registration

QUALIFICATIONS:

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 of 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 due to reason of mental incapacity.

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, or click here to register to vote online.

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 elections@donaanacounty.org your signed Federal Post Card Application to your County Clerk.

Important information for filling out registration forms:

The general voter registration period ends 28 days before an election. However, at the County Clerk’s Office and at some alternate early voting sites during the twenty-eight days prior to Election Day, a qualified elector may seek to register to vote or update an existing certificate of registration immediately before voting. The voter shall provide:

  1. a New Mexico driver's license or New Mexico identification card issued through the motor vehicle division of the taxation and revenue department;
  2. any document that contains an address in the county together with a photo identification card; or
  3. 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 the student's address in the county.

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 to 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), or you may update your information at NMVote.org.

Registration ID Requirements:

Pursuant to the HELP AMERICA 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. 

Once your registration has been accepted and entered into the state database, you will receive a Voter Information Card.

 

Voter Registration Agents

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.

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.

Once completed, voter registrations must be mailed or delivered to the County Clerk's Office within 48 hours.

If you are interested in becoming a voter registration agent, training is available at the County Clerk's Office by appointment only. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment at (575) 647-7428. 

Cancel Your Registration

Canceling your voter registration is easy. Download the affidavit of cancellation, fill it out and mail it to our office:
 
Doña Ana County Clerk's Office
845 N. Motel Blvd
Las Cruces, NM 88007