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Federal Election Deadlines

General Election November 6, 2018
Registration By Mail: Postmarked by October 9, 2018 By Email or Fax: Received by October 9, 2018
Ballot Request Received by November 2, 2018
Ballot Return Received by 7 PM, November 6, 2018

Please mail your voting materials early enough to account for mail delivery times. Check the recommended mailing dates section in Chapter 1 for details.

Important information

What is UOCAVA?

The Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act is commonly referred to as UOCAVA. UOCAVA citizens are U.S. citizens who are active members of the Uniformed Services, the Merchant Marine, the commissioned corps of the Public Health Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, their eligible family members and other U.S. citizens residing outside the United States. The law provides the legal basis for absentee voting requirements for federal offices.

What is the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA)?

The FPCA (federal form SF 76) allows UOCAVA citizens to register to vote and request an absentee ballot. This form is also used to update your contact information.

What is the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB)?

The FWAB (federal form SF 186) serves as an emergency backup ballot for UOCAVA citizens. If you do not receive your absentee ballot from your State in time to return it to your election official to participate in the election, use the FWAB.

What is the DoD Fax Service?

The DoD Fax Service is for those voters who cannot send their election materials directly to their election officials. To fax your election materials, use the Transmission Cover Sheet found in Chapter 1 or online at 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. If you need to send your election materials to your election official by fax but do not have access to a fax machine you can email them to fax@fvap.gov and FVAP will fax your election materials for you. This service is fax only. If your State accepts your election materials by email you should email them directly to your election official. FVAP will not transmit email to email transactions.

What is the Prepaid Mail Label 11- DoD?

Overseas Uniformed Service members can use this label for general election absentee ballots. It provides free express mail service to your election official for general election absentee ballots. You can request to have a Prepaid Mail Label 11-DoD applied to your absentee ballot at Military Postal Office locations (APO/FPO). A portion of the label is kept by you for tracking your absentee ballot through the U.S. postal service.

What is a primary election?

A primary election is an election held before the general election to determine the candidates that can be placed on the general election ballot.

I am an American citizen, but I have never lived in the U.S., can I vote in this State?

A U.S. citizen who has never resided in the U.S. and has a parent or legal guardian that was last domiciled in New Mexico is eligible to vote in New Mexico.

I am a National Guardsman activated on State orders; does my State afford me UOCAVA privileges?

Yes.

How can I check the status of my ballot?

You can check the status of your absentee ballot here:
www.sos.state.nm.us

Does my State have any online tools?

You can see if your State has any online tools available here:
http://www.fvap.gov/new-mexico

Registering and requesting your absentee ballot

Under federal law, the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) registers you to vote and requests absentee ballots for a minimum of all federal elections in the current calendar year. Be sure to complete a new FPCA each year and every time your address changes.

Complete the following sections of the FPCA

Section 1

Select the category that best describes you.


Enter your current name (Last, First). If you are registered under a different name, provide this information in the previous name area.


Your date of birth is required.


You must provide your Social Security Number.

Section 2

Enter the complete street address of your voting residence where you are registering to vote and requesting an absentee ballot. You cannot use a post office box mailing address. If your address is a rural route, use Section 6 to describe the location of your voting residence.

Section 3

Enter your current mailing address, even if you are requesting your ballot by email/online or fax. If you want your election materials sent to a different address or have a forwarding address, use the forwarding address space to provide this information.

Section 4

Your contact information is recommended so your election official can contact you if they need additional information from you in order to accept your FPCA. If you want to receive your absentee ballot by email/online or fax, you must provide your email address or fax number.

Section 5

You can receive your absentee ballot by mail, email/online or fax. Select your preferred method of receiving your absentee ballot.


To vote in primary elections, you must enter the name of the party ballot you want to receive. Political party affiliation is not required if requesting an absentee ballot for general elections.

Section 6

Provide any information that may assist your election official in accepting this form. You can use this space to designate particular elections or the period you wish to receive ballots.

Section 7

Sign and date. No witness signature required.

Section 1

Select the category that best describes you.


Enter your current name (Last, First). If you are registered under a different name, provide this information in the previous name area.


Your date of birth is required.


You must provide your Social Security Number.

Section 2

Enter the complete street address of your voting residence where you are registering to vote and requesting an absentee ballot. You cannot use a post office box mailing address. If your address is a rural route, use Section 6 to describe the location of your voting residence.

Section 3

Enter your current mailing address, even if you are requesting your ballot by email/online or fax. If you want your election materials sent to a different address or have a forwarding address, use the forwarding address space to provide this information.

Section 4

Your contact information is recommended so your election official can contact you if they need additional information from you in order to accept your FPCA. If you want to receive your absentee ballot by email/online or fax, you must provide your email address or fax number.

Section 5

You can receive your absentee ballot by mail, email/online or fax. Select your preferred method of receiving your absentee ballot.


To vote in primary elections, you must enter the name of the party ballot you want to receive. Political party affiliation is not required if requesting an absentee ballot for general elections.

Section 6

Provide any information that may assist your election official in accepting this form. You can use this space to designate particular elections or the period you wish to receive ballots.

Section 7

Sign and date. No witness signature required.

How and where to submit your FPCA

You can submit the FPCA by mail, email or fax. Contact information can be found in the "Local Election Offices" section or online at FVAP.gov.

Mail your FPCA: Once your FPCA is complete, mail your FPCA directly to your election official.

Email your FPCA: Scan the signed FPCA into your computer. Be sure to also include the Transmission Cover Sheet. Email this package directly to your election official.

Fax your FPCA: Fax your FPCA directly to your election official. Be sure to also include the Transmission Cover Sheet. You may use the DoD Fax Service to fax your FPCA if you do not have access to a fax machine to fax your election official directly. Instructions for the DoD Fax Service are in the "Important Information" section or online at FVAP.gov.

To find out the status of your FPCA, contact your election official. Your election official will contact you if your FPCA is not accepted.

Voting your ballot

Once you receive your absentee ballot from your State it must be returned according to the deadlines and requirements in the "Federal Election Deadlines" chart. For special federal elections, visit FVAP.gov for specific deadlines.

You can submit the State absentee ballot by mail, email or fax. Contact information can be found in the "Local Election Offices" section. If you do not have access to a fax machine to fax your election official directly, you may use the DoD Fax Service to fax your ballot. Overseas Uniformed Service members can request to have the Prepaid Mail Label 11-DoD applied to the general election ballot. Additional information about this label can be found in the "Important Information" section.

Haven't received your ballot? Use the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot

You must be registered to vote and have already requested a State absentee ballot in order to use the FWAB.

You can use the FWAB to vote in all elections for federal, State and local offices, including ballot measures.

Complete the following sections of the FWAB's voter information page

Section 1

Select the category that describes you.


Enter your current name (Last, First). If you are registered under a different name, provide this information in the previous name area.


Your date of birth is required.


You must provide your Social Security Number.

Section 2

Enter the complete street address of your voting residence where you are registering to vote and requesting an absentee ballot. You cannot use a post office box mailing address. If your address is a rural route, use Section 6 to describe the location of your voting residence.

Section 3

Enter your current mailing address. If you want your election materials sent to a different address or have a forwarding address, use the forwarding address space to provide this information.

Section 4

Your contact information is recommended so your election official can contact you if they need additional information from you to accept your FWAB.

Section 5

Do not check Yes or No. The FWAB cannot be used for voter registration or as a ballot request.


You can receive your absentee ballot by mail, email/online or fax. Select your preferred method of receiving your absentee ballot.


To vote in primary elections, you must enter the name of the party primary in which you are voting. Political party affiliation is not required if voting an absentee ballot in general elections.

Section 6

Provide any information that may assist the election official in accepting this form.

Section 7

Sign and date. No witness signature required.

Section 1

Select the category that describes you.


Enter your current name (Last, First). If you are registered under a different name, provide this information in the previous name area.


Your date of birth is required.


You must provide your Social Security Number.

Section 2

Enter the complete street address of your voting residence where you are registering to vote and requesting an absentee ballot. You cannot use a post office box mailing address. If your address is a rural route, use Section 6 to describe the location of your voting residence.

Section 3

Enter your current mailing address. If you want your election materials sent to a different address or have a forwarding address, use the forwarding address space to provide this information.

Section 4

Your contact information is recommended so your election official can contact you if they need additional information from you to accept your FWAB.

Section 5

Do not check Yes or No. The FWAB cannot be used for voter registration or as a ballot request.


You can receive your absentee ballot by mail, email/online or fax. Select your preferred method of receiving your absentee ballot.


To vote in primary elections, you must enter the name of the party primary in which you are voting. Political party affiliation is not required if voting an absentee ballot in general elections.

Section 6

Provide any information that may assist the election official in accepting this form.

Section 7

Sign and date. No witness signature required.

Vote your FWAB

To vote, write in either a candidate's name or political party for each office. You are not required to make a selection for each and every contest.

How and where to submit your FWAB

You can submit the FWAB by mail, email or fax. Contact information can be found in the "Local Election Offices" section or online at FVAP.gov.

Mail your FWAB: Once your FWAB is complete, sign and date the Voter Information page. Fold along the dotted line and seal the completed Official Backup Ballot, do not write on the Official Ballot envelope. Insert the sealed Official Ballot envelope and the Voter Information page into the mailing envelope and mail your FWAB directly to your election official. Overseas Uniformed Service members can request to have the Prepaid Mail Label 11-DoD applied to the general election ballot. Additional information about this label can be found in the "Important Information" section or online at FVAP.gov.

Email your FWAB: Once your FWAB is complete, sign and date the Voter Information page. Scan the signed Voter Information page, the Official Backup Ballot and the Transmission Cover Sheet into your computer. Be sure to also sign the secrecy waiver on the Transmission Cover Sheet. Email this ballot package directly to your election official.

Fax your FWAB: Once your FWAB is complete, sign and date the Voter Information page. Fax the signed Voter Information page, the Official Backup Ballot and the Transmission Cover Sheet directly to your election official. Be sure to also sign the secrecy waiver on the Transmission Cover Sheet. You may use the DoD Fax Service to fax your FWAB toll-free if you do not have access to a fax machine to fax your election official directly. Instructions for the DoD Fax Service are in the "Important Information" section or online at FVAP.gov.

See the "Federal Election Deadlines" chart for the deadline for submitting the FWAB. If you receive the State absentee ballot after transmitting your voted FWAB, you may also vote and return the State absentee ballot. If both are received by the deadline, only the State absentee ballot will be counted.

Local election offices for county

County Mailing Address
Bernalillo Bernalillo County Clerk
One Civic Plaza NW 6th Floor
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 505-468-1290
Fax: 505-468-1293
Catron Catron County Clerk
Catron County Courthouse PO Box 197
Reserve, NM 87830
Phone: 575-533-6400
Fax: 575-533-6453
Chaves Chaves County Clerk
P.O. Box 580
Roswell, NM 88202
Phone: 575-624-6614
Fax: 575-624-6523
Cibola Cibola County Clerk
PO Box 190
Grants, NM 87020
Phone: 505-285-2535
Fax: 505-285-2562
Colfax Colfax County Clerk
PO Box 159
Raton, NM 87740
Phone: 575-445-5551
Fax: 575-445-4031
Curry Curry County Clerk
417 Gidding St., Suite 130
Clovis, NM 88101
Phone: 575-763-5591
Fax: 575-763-4232
De Baca De Baca County Clerk
P. O. Box 347
Fort Sumner, NM 88119
Phone: 575-355-2601
Fax: 575-355-2441
Dona Ana Dona Ana County Bureau of Elections
845 N. Motel Blvd.
Las Cruces, NM 88007
Phone: 575-647-7421
Fax: 575-527-9857
Eddy Eddy County Clerk
325 S. Main Street
Carlsbad, NM 88220
Phone: 575-885-3383
Fax: 575-234-1793
Grant Grant County Clerk
P.O. Box 898
Silver City, NM 88062
Phone: 575-574-0042
Fax: 575-574-0073
Guadalupe Guadalupe County Clerk
1448 Historic Route 66, Suite 1
Santa Rosa, NM 88435
Phone: 575-472-3791
Fax: 575-472-4791
Harding Harding County Clerk
35 Pine Street
Mosquero, NM 87733
Phone: 575-673-2301
Fax: 575-673-2922
Hidalgo Hidalgo County Clerk
300 South Shakespeare St.
Lordsburg, NM 88045
Phone: 575-542-9213
Fax: 575-542-3193
Lea Lea County Clerk
P. O. Box 1507
Lovington, NM 88260
Phone: 575-396-8619
Fax: 575-396-3293
Lincoln Lincoln County Clerk
P.O. Box 338
Carrizozo, NM 88301
Phone: 575-648-2394
Fax: 575-648-2576
Los Alamos Los Alamos County Clerk
1000 Central Avenue, Suite 240
Los Alamos, NM 87544
Phone: 505-662-8010
Fax: 505-662-8008
Luna Luna County Clerk
P. O. Box 1838
Deming, NM 88031
Phone: 575-546-0491
Fax: 575-543-6617
McKinley McKinley County Clerk
207 West Hill Street
Gallup, NM 87301
Phone: 505-863-6866
Fax: 505-863-1419
Mora Mora County Clerk
P.O. Box 360
Mora, NM 87732
Phone: 575-387-2448
Fax: 575-387-9023
Otero Otero County Clerk
1104 N. White Sands Blvd., Suite C
Alamogordo, NM 88310
Phone: 575-437-4942
Fax: 575-443-2922
Quay Quay County Clerk
Box 1225
Tucumcari, NM 88401
Phone: 575-461-0510
Fax: 575-461-0513
Rio Arriba Rio Arriba County Clerk
P.O. Box 158
Tierra Amarilla, NM 87575
Phone: 575-753-1780
Fax: 575-588-7418
Roosevelt Roosevelt County Clerk
109 West First St. Lobby Box 4
Portales, NM 88130
Phone: 575-356-8562
Fax: 575-356-3560
San Juan San Juan County Clerk
P.O. Box 550
Aztec, NM 87410
Phone: 505-334-9434
Fax: 505-334-9471
San Miguel San Miguel County Clerk
500 W. National Avenue Ste. 113
Las Vegas, NM 87701
Phone: 505-425-9331
Fax: 505-454-1799
Sandoval Sandoval County Clerk
P. O. Box 40
Bernalillo, NM 87004
Phone: 505-867-7577
Fax: 505-771-8610
Santa Fe Santa Fe County Clerk
PO Box 1985
Santa Fe, NM 87504
Phone: 505-986-6280
Fax: 505-995-2767
Sierra Sierra County Clerk
100 N. Date Street - Suite 6
Truth or Consequences, NM 87901
Phone: 575-894-2840
Fax: 575-894-2516
Socorro Socorro County Clerk
P. O. Box I
Socorro, NM 87801
Phone: 575-835-0423
Fax: 575-835-1043
Taos Taos County Clerk
105 Albright St., Suite D
Taos, NM 87571
Phone: 575-737-6380
Fax: 575-737-6409
Torrance Torrance County Clerk
P.O. Box 767
Estancia, NM 87016
Phone: 505-544-4360
Fax: 505-384-4080
Union Union County Clerk
P.O. Box 430
Clayton, NM 88415
Phone: 575-374-9491
Fax: 575-374-9591
Valencia Valencia County Clerk
P.O. Box 969
Los Lunas, NM 87031
Phone: 505-866-2073
Fax: 505-866-2015