> Complete a Back-up Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot > New Mexico
If you requested an absentee ballot but have not yet received it, you can still vote by using the back-up Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB).
In order to be eligible to use this back-up ballot, you must:
New Mexico allows you to use the FWAB for registration and voting in general, special, and primary elections for local, State, and Federal offices.
You may not need to fill out this entire form. Check out the instructions below to see what information your State requires.
Open Back-up Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot
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Only the following blocks of the Voter's Declaration/Affirmation are required:
Block 1: New Mexico allows you to use this form for
Block 2: Select the category that describes you.
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: If you are using this form to register and wish to
vote in primary elections, you must enter your political
party affiliation. If you want to change your political party
affiliation, submit a completed Federal Post Card
Application indicating your new party preference to the
local election official no later than 28 days before the
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 Block
9. This address must be within the county where you claim
legal voting residence.
Block 8: Enter your current mailing address.
Block 9: Provide any information that may assist the local
election official in accepting this ballot or application.
Affirmation: Sign and date. No witness or notary required.
Once the ballot is complete, fold and place it in the security envelope and seal. Place only the voted ballot in the security envelope and do not write on the security envelope. Insert the sealed security envelope and the Voter's Declaration/Affirmation into the mailing envelope and seal.
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Open Postage-Paid Envelope Template
The postage-paid envelope may be used 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
You must mail your back-up Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot to your local election official. Find your county or city in the address 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.
If you choose to fax or email, you MUST also sign and mail this ballot
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's State Election website). Include ballot, voter
affirmation, and cover sheet with secrecy waiver. You may also use our toll-free fax service:
Inside the U.S.? Fax to: 1-800-368-8683 (703)696-2148 DSN 426-2148
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. Include ballot, voter
affirmation, and cover sheet with secrecy waiver. Email addresses can be found on New Mexico's State Election website. You may also use our Electronic Transmission Service by sending the form as an attachment to email@example.com.
Open Fax/Email Coversheet
More Information on New Mexico's Absentee Voting Guidelines
New Mexico State Election website
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Last updated: 09.17.2013