2020 New Mexico Primary Election Information

Local Elections

The New Mexico Primary Election is Tuesday, June 2, 2020. This year, things are going to look a little different due to the coronavirus.

There will be in-person early and Election Day voting. However, Bernalillo County Clerk Linda Stover, the Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver and all New Mexico county clerks are urging voters to request an absentee ballot and vote from home.

Everyone wanting to vote in the Primary Election has their up-to-date voter registration on file to ensure absentee ballots are sent to the correct address. The deadline to update your voter registration ahead of the June Primary Election is May 5, 2020.

New Mexico voters registered with a major political party will have an absentee ballot application mailed to them.

Request an absentee ballot in New Mexico

Submitting Your Ballot

All absentee ballots may be returned by mail (with postage already paid for by the state) to your County Clerk’s Office, or in-person at an alternative voting location, mobile alternative voting location, or any Election Day polling location no later than 7:00 p.m. on June 2, 2020. 

Voters are encouraged to call (505) 243-VOTE (8683) with any questions regarding absentee voting.

Other Voting Resource

Important Dates

  • May 5, 2020 – Deadline to update your voter registration 
  • May 28, 2020 – Deadline to request an absentee ballot
  • June 2, 202 – New Mexico Primary
  • May 5, 2020
    • Voter Registration Closes for the Primary Election (applicable only to mail-in or online voter registration applications).
    • Last day to select or change a major party affiliation. Only Democrats, Republicans and Libertarians may vote in primary.
    • County clerk mails out absentee ballots to all who have requested them.
  • May 16, 2020 – Early Voting begins
    • Early Voting Convenience Centers
  • May 28, 2020 – Last day to request an absentee ballot.
  • May 29, 2020 – Last day county clerks can mail absentee ballots to voters who request them.
  • May 30, 2020 – Last day of Early Voting
  • June 2, 2020 – Primary Election Day

61 Voting Convenience Centers open Tuesday, June 2

There are 61 voting centers that are open Tuesday, June 2 for the 2020 Primary Election. The centers will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Voters will have to follow COVID-safe practices while voting. Only four voters at a time will be allowed in any voting location. Voters that are waiting outside will need to wait spaced at least six feet from each other.

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