Voting in the November 3, 2020 General Election

Doreen believes voting should always be convenient and safe.  With COVID-19 keeping people at home, voters should take advantaged 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.


Method 1: Online Application (Recommended)

The easiest way to get your ballot mailed to you is by requesting your absentee ballot online. 

This is the method we recommend, because it’s the most simple.  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 October 6.

Online tracking of absentee ballot application status will be available at, but not until closer to the election

Method 2: Download an Absentee Ballot Application

You can also download an Absentee Ballot Application.  You will need to print and mail the application to your County Clerk (find your County Clerk’s address here.)  Starting on September 14, Absentee Ballot Applications will be mailed to all registered voters in Dona Aña 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, 2020.


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 it filled out entirely.  New for the upcoming election, you will be able to track the status of your application and ballot here.

You can also securely drop off your ballot at any Early or Election Day voting location (see In-Person Voting 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 7p.m., Tuesday, November 3, 2020 by your County Clerk in order to be counted.


Early voting is from Tuesday, October 6, to Saturday, October 31.  Expanded Early Voting is from Saturday, October 17, to Saturday, October 31.  A vote can choose to vote at any voting location in their county.

Earlies In-Person Absentee Voting

Tuesday, October 6 through Friday, October 16 (Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm)

Saturday, October 17 through Saturday, October 31 (Monday – Saturday 10am – 7pm)

Taking place at the Dona Aña County Clerk’s Office: 845 N. Motel Blvd., Las Cruces

Early Voting

Saturday, October 17 to Saturday, October 31

See Here for Dona Aña County Early Voting Convenience Centers (EVCC) – with their addresses and hours.


Tuesday, November 3, 2020



Register to Vote

Register to vote online here.  While voter registration closes on Tuesday, October 6, same day registration is available at all County Clerk offices (and some Early Vote sites).  Same day registration is not an option on November 3, Election Day.


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

October 6: Absentee ballots will be mailed to voters who have completed the application.  Absentee Voting In-Person starts at County Clerk’s offices.

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

October 17: 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 ballots to the County Clerk’s office by Election Day by this date.

October 31: Early Voting Ends.

November 3: Election Day.  All absentee ballots must be received by the County Clerk’s office or any Election Day polling location no later than 7:00 p.m.