The FPCA registers you to vote and requests absentee ballots for all elections held through the next regularly scheduled general election. Select the category that describes you. 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. Name (Last, First, Middle). Enter any former name under which you were registered in New Mexico. Date of birth is required.<br/><br/>*Full Social Security Number* is required. Recommended but not required. Provide your contact information to allow your local election official to follow up if more information is required. New Mexico allows you to receive your absentee ballot by mail, email, fax or through a website. 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. 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. Complete address where you want your ballot sent, usually where you live now. Provide any information that may assist the local election official in accepting this application. Sign and date. No witness or notary required New Mexico allows you to submit the FPCA by mail, email or fax. If you choose to mail your FPCA, mail the form directly to your local election office. Addresses can be found at the end of this section. If you choose to email your FPCA, you should send the form as a signed, scanned attachment. You must also submit the FPCA by mail. Email directly to your local election office. Email addresses can be found at [http://www.sos.state.nm.us/Voter_Information/County_Clerk_Information.aspx] (http://www.sos.state.nm.us/Voter_Information/County_Clerk_Information.aspx) or at the end of this section. If you choose to fax your FPCA, you must also submit the FPCA by mail. It is recommended that you fax the form directly to your local election official. Fax numbers can be found at [http://www.sos.state.nm.us/Voter_Information/County_Clerk_Information.aspx] (http://www.sos.state.nm.us/Voter_Information/County_Clerk_Information.aspx) or at the end of this section. You may also use the Electronic Transmission Service (ETS) to fax your FPCA toll-free; use the cover sheet available in Chapter 1 or at [FVAP.gov] (http://www.fvap.gov), and fax to: (703) 693-5527, DSN 223-5527 or toll-free from the U.S., Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands to 1-800-368-8683. International toll free numbers can be found on the inside back cover or at [FVAP.gov] (http://www.fvap.gov). To learn the status of your registration/absentee ballot request, contact your local election office or refer to New Mexico's voter registration verification website at [https://voterview.state.nm.us/] (https://voterview.state.nm.us/). Your jurisdiction will contact you if your application is denied. New Mexico allows you to use the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB) for voting in general, special and primary elections for Federal, State and local offices. If you have requested your absentee ballot, feel free to use the FWAB to vote any time before an election. New Mexico does not allow you to use this form for registration. Select the category that describes you. Name (Last, First, Middle). Enter any former name under which you were registered in New Mexico. Date of birth is required.<br/><br/>*Full Social Security Number* is required. Recommended but not required. Provide your contact information to allow your local election official to follow up if more information is required. If you wish to vote in primary elections, you must enter your political party affiliation. If you want to register to vote or change your political party affiliation, submit a completed FPCA (not FWAB) indicating your new party preference to the local election official no later than 28 days before the election. 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. Enter your current mailing address. Provide any information that may assist the local election official in accepting this ballot or application. Sign and date. No witness or notary required. To find out the races and candidates for which you can vote, go to [www.sos.state.nm.us] (http://www.sos.state.nm.us). 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. The deadlines for submitting the FWAB are the same as for State absentee ballots. If you receive the State ballot after submitting the voted FWAB, you may also vote and return the State ballot. If both ballots are received by the deadline, only the State ballot will be counted. New Mexico allows you to submit the FWAB by mail, email or fax. If you choose to mail your FWAB, insert the sealed security envelope and the Voter's Declaration/Affirmation into the mailing envelope and mail the ballot directly to your local election office. Addresses can be found at the end of this section. If you choose to email your FWAB, you should send the ballot as a signed, scanned attachment. Include ballot, voter Declaration/ Affirmation and cover sheet with secrecy waiver. Email directly to your local election office. Email addresses can be found at [http://www.sos.state.nm.us/Voter_Information/County_Clerk_Information.aspx] (http://www.sos.state.nm.us/Voter_Information/County_Clerk_Information.aspx) or at the end of this section. If you choose to fax your FWAB, it is recommended that you fax the ballot directly to your local election official. Fax numbers can be found at [http://www.sos.state.nm.us/Voter_Information/County_Clerk_Information.aspx] (http://www.sos.state.nm.us/Voter_Information/County_Clerk_Information.aspx) or at the end of this section. Include ballot, Voter Declaration/Affirmation and cover sheet with secrecy waiver. You may also use the Electronic Transmission Service (ETS) to fax your FWAB toll-free; use the cover sheet available in Chapter 1 or at [FVAP.gov] (http://www.fvap.gov), and fax to: (703) 693-5527, DSN 223-5527, or toll-free from the U.S., Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands to 1-800-368-8683. International toll-free numbers can be found on the inside back cover or at [FVAP.gov] (http://www.fvap.gov). ***Voted ballots must be received by the local elections office before 7 pm on Election Day.*** No witness or notary is required on voted ballots. You may return your voted ballot by mail, email or fax. Use FPCA email and fax instructions under "How and Where to Submit Your FPCA." Overseas Uniformed Service members should request to have the Prepaid Mail Label 11-DOD applied to their ballot materials at Military Postal Office locations (APO/FPO). This label provides free express mail service to your local election official for voted ballots mailed on or before the general election date. You retain a portion of the label for tracking your ballot through the U.S. Postal Service. You may track the status of your ballot by contacting your county clerk. Contact information is available at [www.sos.state.nm.us] (http://www.sos.state.nm.us).