Rep. Nathan Small believes voting should always be convenient and safe. With COVID-19 keeping people at home, voters should take advantage of New Mexico’s Absentee vote-by-mail program, otherwise known as Absentee Voting. Please request your absentee ballot online today to keep our poll workers, election officials and community safe. For additional information about voting, visit the Doña Ana County Clerk’s Office.

ABSENTEE VOTE-BY-MAIL

Method 1: Online Application (our recommendation!) The easiest way to get your ballot mailed to you is by requesting your absentee ballot online.

CLICK HERE TO ORDER YOUR ABSENTEE APPLICATION.

This is the method we recommend, because it’s the simplest. This online application takes just a few minutes. You will need to provide your New Mexico Driver’s license, the last four digits of your social security number, and your date of birth. Once you complete this online application, you should get a follow-up email confirming you completed this process. An absentee ballot will be mailed to you starting on October 6.

Method 2: Download an Absentee Ballot Application

You can also download an absentee ballot here. You will need to print and mail the application to the Doña Ana County Clerk’s Office (845 N. Motel Blvd., Las Cruces, NM 88007). After your County Clerk reviews your application, they will send you an absentee ballot. Starting on September 14, Absentee Ballot Applications will be mailed to all registered voters in Doña Ana County who have not yet requested a ballot. Please go here to be sure your voter registration information is current.

The last day to request an Absentee Ballot Application is Tuesday, October 20.

Absentee Ballots

Absentee Ballots will be mailed out beginning Tuesday, October 6, 2020.

After you receive your ballot, return your ballot as quickly as possible, making sure that it’s filled out entirely. New, for the 2020 election, you will be able to track the status of your application and ballot here.

You can also drop off your ballot at any Early or Election day voting location (see below).

The Secretary of State recommends mailing your Absentee Ballot no later than Tuesday, October 27 to be sure it arrives by the election, but please do it sooner. After October 27, please hand-deliver your absentee ballot to an Early Voting or Election Day voting site near you. All ballots must be received by 7pm, Tuesday, November 3, 2020 by the Doña Ana County Clerk in order to be counted.

EARLY VOTE (IN-PERSON)

Earliest In-Person Absentee Voting starts Tuesday, October 6 at the Doña Ana County Government Center (845 N. Motel Blvd.) through Friday, October 30. Voting hours are 8am-5pm, Monday-Friday. The government center will also be open on 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31.

Expanded Early Voting, Early voting at alternate early-voting locations will begin at 11am Saturday, Oct. 17, and will remain open 11am-7pm, Tuesday-Saturday until Oct 31. Early voting locations are:

– Sonoma Elementary School, 4201 Northrise Drive in Las Cruces

– Las Cruces City Hall, 700 N. Main St. in Las Cruces

– NMSU Corbett Center, 1600 International Mall on the NMSU campus in Las Cruces

– Anthony City Hall, 802 Highway 478 in Anthony, New Mexico

– Hatch High School, 170 E. Herrera Road in Hatch

– Doña Ana Community College – Sunland Park, 3365 McNutt Road in Sunland Park

– Delores C. Wright Educational Center, 400 E. Lisa Drive in Chaparral

ELECTION DAY (IN-PERSON)

Tuesday, November 3, 2020, 7 am to 7 pm. Voting locations available here.

VOTER REGISTRATION

Register to vote online here. While voter registration closes on Tuesday, October 6, same day registration is available at all . Same day registration is not an option on November 3, Election Day.

KEY DATES

September 14: If you have not submitted your Absentee Ballot Application yet, an application will be sent to you. You will need to complete, sign, and send this application back to the Doña Ana County Clerk in order to receive your ballot in the mail.

October 6: Absentee ballots will be mailed to voters who have completed the absentee ballot application. Early Voting and Absentee Voting-In Person starts at the Doña Ana County Government Center.

October 12: County Clerks must send ballots to voters within 24 hours of receiving an absentee ballot application.

October 17: Expanded Early Voting starts.

October 20: Last day that absentee ballot applications may be received by the County Clerk or the Secretary of State.

October 21: All absentee ballots must be mailed out by the County Clerk’s office.

October 27: Last day you should mail back your ballot. The postal service will guarantee the delivery of your ballot to the County Clerk’s office by Election Day if mailed by this date.

October 31: Last day of Early Voting. Last day for Same Day Registration at all Early Vote sites.

November 3: Election Day. Polls will be open 7am-7pm at 40 locations throughout the county. All absentee ballots must be received by the Doña Ana County Clerk’s Office or any Election Day polling location no later than 7pm.