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How do I register to vote?

Eligibility

You may register to vote if you are:

  • A resident of New Mexico
  • A citizen of the United States
  • Eighteen years old or older at the time of the next election
  • Not legally declared mentally incapacitated
  • A convicted felon who has satisfied all the terms and conditions of sentencing. A certificate of completion must be provided.  

Where to Register

  • Bernalillo County Clerk’s Office Monday-Friday 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
  • Secretary of State’s Office
  • Any County Clerk’s Office in New Mexico
  • Through a Third Party Registrant Agent
  • Motor Vehicle Department, Human Services Department, public libraries, colleges, universities, and at organized voter registration drives
  • Online through the Secretary of State's website

You may request an application for voter registration be sent to you by emailing clerk@bernco.gov, calling (505) 468-1291 and selecting the Voter Registration option, or sending a letter to: Bernalillo County Clerk’s Office, One Civic Plaza, NW, Room 6022, Albuquerque, NM 87102.

How to Register

  • You must completely fill out an application for voter registration and sign it.
  • Be sure to: Answer all questions, including the citizenship and age questions.
  • A Social Security Number and the address where you live are required in order to register to vote in New Mexico. (P.O. Box addresses are not allowed).

First Time Registrants

If you are registering for the first time in New Mexico, and you submit the registration form by mail, you must also submit a copy of

  1. a current and valid photo identification; or
  2. a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, student identification card or other government document, including identification issued by an Indian nation, tribe or pueblo that shows your name and current address.

*If you do not submit one of these forms of identification with your mailed-in, first time registration, you will be required to present one of the forms of identification when voting in person or absentee.

Reasons why an application is rejected

  • Social Security Number is not provided.
  • The application is not signed.
  • The citizenship and age boxes are not checked.
  • A physical address or description of residence, such as a map or the 
  • latitude/longitude is not provided

Rejected applications are returned to the applicant with a letter of rejection explanation and a blank application for voter registration.

When to Register

Voter registration applications can be submitted at any time. In order to be eligible to vote in an election, the County Clerk’s Office must receive the voter registration application no later than 5 p.m. on the 28th day before the election.

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Upcoming Events
  • Join the City of Albuquerque and the Bernalillo County Clerk's Office at Balloon Fiesta Park to celebrate our country's Independence Day by registering to vote or updating your voter registration. Learn more about election services at our booth! In addition, enjoy free face painting, inflatables and more fun kids' activities. Browse a massive food court of more than 30 food vendors with sweet and savory selections or relax with a great view of all the festivities from the exclusive Firecracker Café. End the evening with a performance by national headliner and country music legend Clint Black and the biggest fireworks show in the state at this free, family-friendly event!
    Location:
    Balloon Fiesta Park, 5000 Balloon Fiesta Pkwy NE

  • Zoning Administration hearings begin at 9 a.m. at the City/County Building, Vincent E. Griego Chambers, Concourse Level Two, located at One Civic Plaza NW. Discussion with County staff members concerning your request is strongly recommended prior to filing an application. The discussion will help to advise you of the relevant regulations and criteria concerning your request.
    Location:
    City/County Building, Vincent E. Griego Chambers, One Civic Plaza NW.

  • Find out how to become a Third Party Voter Registration Agent. Our trainings are on June 6, June 15, July 20, Aug. 1 and Aug. 17 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Voting Machine Warehouse, 2400 Broadway SE, Building H, Albuquerque, NM 87102.
    Location:
    Voting Machine Warehouse, 2400 Broadway SE, Building H.

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