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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

EventDate
May 2014 Dates
Filing deadline for primary Ballot accessMay,31,2014 -
June 2014 Dates
Congressional PrimaryJune,3,2014
Independent Filing deadline for General ElectionJune,24,2014
November 2014 Dates
November General Election DayNovember,4,2014
New Mexico: Voting at The Polls on Election Day

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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