Easy steps to Absentee Voting

Absentee voting begins on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, for the New Mexico General Election. Follow this quick step-by-step guide for your absentee voting process:

Step 1: Request your ballot by completing an application form

APPLY ONLINE at the Secretary of State’s official website. – This is the fastest and easiest way to request your absentee ballot.

APPLY WITH YOUR SANDOVAL COUNTY CLERK You can ask your clerk for a paper form in person, by mail, phone (505-867-7577), or email.

DEADLINE: The deadline to apply for an absentee ballot is October 20, 2020.

Step 2: Return your application
All absentee ballot requests will be accepted until 5:00 PM on Tuesday, October 20, 2020. This means all online applications must be submitted by this time, and all paper applications must be received by the county clerk by this time.

Step 3: Receive your ballot in the mail and complete it
You will receive your official absentee ballot in the mail.
Ballots will be mailed out starting on October 6.
Make sure to follow the instructions carefully so that your vote counts.

Step 4: Return your absentee ballot
MAIL — You can mail to your County Clerk’s office.
IN-PERSON – You can drop it off in person at the County Clerk’s Office or any Early or Election Day polling location.

DEADLINE: ALL Ballots must be received by the County Clerk’s office no later than 7:00 PM on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 – Election Day

To learn more about absentee voting, visit NMVote.org for all of the details.

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