Time off for voting
On election day a voter may absent himself from employment in which he is engaged for two hours for the purpose of voting between the time of opening and the time of closing the polls. The voter shall not be liable to any penalty for such absence; however, the employer may specify the hours during this period in which the voter may be absent.
2014 Important Events Calendar
|May 2014 Dates|
| Absentee Voting for Primary Election Begins||May 6, 2014 -|
| Voter Registration for Primary Election Closes at 5:00pm||May 6, 2014|
| Early In Person Voting for Primary Election BeginsAn early voter may vote in person at an alternate voting location established by the county clerk. Alternate locations are available in certain counties.||May 17, 2014 -|
| Last day County Clerks shall mail Absentee Ballots||May 30, 2014|
| Absentee In-Person and Early Voting Ends for the Primary Election Absentee ballots may be marked in person at the county clerk’s office during the regular hour from 10:00am to 6pm on the Saturday of the election.||May 31, 2014 -|
| Filing deadline for primary Ballot access||May 31, 2014|
|June 2014 Dates|
| Congressional Primary||June 3, 2014|
| PRIMARY ELECTION DAY: Polls open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. County clerk shall accept completed official mailing envelopes containing absentee ballots until 7:00 p.m. ||June 3, 2014|
| Voter Registration Re-Opens||June 9, 2014 -|
| Independent Filing deadline for General Election||June 24, 2014|
|October 2014 Dates|
| Absentee Voting for General Election begins||October 7, 2014 -|
| Voter Registration for General Election closes at 5:00pm||October 7, 2014|
|November 2014 Dates|
| Early In-Person Voting for General Election ends||November 1, 2014 -|
| GENERAL ELECTION DAYLast day county clerk shall accept completed office mailing envelopes containing absentee ballots until 7:00 p.m.||November 4, 2014|
| November General Election Day||November 4, 2014|
Poll Hours: 7:00 AM-7:00 PM
Do I need to present identification when I vote?
- You do not have to present a photo ID. Only if you are registering for the first time in New Mexico, and you submit the registration form by mail, then you must submit with the form a copy of (1) a current and valid photo identification; or (2) a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, student identification card or other government document, including identification issued by an Indian nation, tribe or pueblo that shows your name and current address. If you do not submit one of these forms of identification with your mailed-in, first time registration, then you would be required to present one of the forms of identification when voting in person or absentee.
What identification do I need to provide?
- a physical form of identification, which may be: (1) an original or copy of a current and valid photo identification with or without an address, which address is not required to match the voter's certificate of registration or a voter identification card: or (2) an original or copy of a utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, student identification card or other government document, including identification issued by an Indian nation, tribe or pueblo, that shows the name and address of the person, the address of which is not required to match the voter's certificate of registration; or
- a verbal or written statement by the voter of the voter's name, year of birth and registered address; provided, however, that the statement of the voter's name need not contain the voter's middle initial or suffix.
- The voter has the option of choosing the form of ID, either the physical form described in paragraph (A), or the verbal or written statement described in paragraph
If a voter fails to provide either the written or verbal required identification, the voter shall be allowed to vote on a provisional ballot.
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