> Request Registration/Absentee Ballot > New Mexico
Registration is not required but you must still complete the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) to request an absentee ballot. The FPCA registers you to vote and requests absentee ballots for all elections held through the next regularly scheduled general election.
You may be already registered to vote. To check, go to New Mexico's voter registration verification website. Registration is not required, you still need to complete the form to receive an absentee ballot. You may not need to fill out this entire form. Check out the instructions below to see what information your State requires.
Open Voter Registration/Absentee Ballot Request
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Only the following blocks are required:
Block 1: Select the category that describes you.
Block 2: To vote in primary elections, you must enter your
political party affiliation. If you want to change your
political party affiliation, submit a completed FPCA
indicating your new party preference to the local election
official no later than 28 days before the election. Political
party affiliation is not required if only requesting absentee
ballots for general elections. However, to vote in a primary
election you must be registered with a major party.
Block 3: Name (Last, First, Middle)
Block 4: Date of Birth
Your full Social Security number is required.
Block 5: Recommended but not required. Provide your
contact information to allow your local election official to
follow up if more information is required.
Block 6: New Mexico allows you to receive your absentee
ballot by mail, email, or fax. Please rank your preference of how you would like to receive your absentee ballot. Provide
your email address or fax number in Block 5. If you do not
make a selection, then your local election official will mail
your ballot to you.
Block 7: Complete street address of your New Mexico
voting residence. A post office box is not sufficient. If your
address includes a rural route, describe its location in
9: This address must be within the county where you claim
legal voting residence.
Block 8: Complete address where you want your ballot
sent, usually where you live now.
Block 9: Provide any information that may assist the local
election official in accepting this application.
Affirmation: Sign and date. No witness or notary required.
You must mail your Voter Registration/Absentee Ballot Request to your local election official. Find your county or city in the list below to locate your election official.
Open Election Official Address List
Don't know your county? Go to the county finder.
Don't know your zip code? Go to the United States Postal Service website.
Optional: You may be able to use the Postage-Paid Envelope Template.
Open Postage-Paid Envelope Template
The postage paid envelope may be used if mailed in the U.S. Postal System, which includes all U.S. Military post offices (APO/FPO) overseas or through the diplomatic pouch available at U.S. embassies/consulates. Affix appropriate postage if using international mail. Template must be printed on a number 10 or larger envelope.
If you choose to fax or email, you MUST also sign and mail your request
If you choose to fax, it is recommended that you fax the form directly to your local election official (fax numbers can be found on New Mexico State Election website). You must also submit
the FPCA by mail. You may also use our toll-free fax service:
Inside the U.S.? Fax to:1-800-368-8683(703) 588-2148 DSN 425-2148
Outside the U.S.? Show me a list of toll-free fax numbers.
If you choose to email, email the signed, scanned form directly to your local election official. Email addresses can be found on New Mexico State Election website. You must also submit
the FPCA by mail. You may also use our Electronic Transmission Service by sending the form as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Open Fax/Email Coversheet
More Information on New Mexico's Absentee Voting Guidelines
New Mexico State Election website
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Q: When mailing a Voter Registration/Absentee Ballot Request form to my State, do I have to pay postage?
Q: What is a postmark and how do I make sure I get one?
Q: When is the best time to apply for an absentee ballot?
Q: Must I submit a separate application for each election?
Last updated: 09.17.2013