New Mexico’s 2020 Primary Election will take place on June 2, 2020.

If you are registered with a major political party in New Mexico (Democratic, Republican, Libertarian) then you are eligible to vote in the 2020 Primary Election.

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis, Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver and the state’s County Clerks are encouraging all voters to vote with an absentee ballot.

Casting your vote with an absentee ballot is safe and secure and will help prevent the spread of COVID-19 by limiting the number of people at polling places during the 2020 Primary Election.

All New Mexico voters registered with a major political party will have an absentee ballot application mailed to them. You can also apply for your absentee ballot online at or through your County Clerk. (NOTE: If you have already applied for an absentee ballot, no further action is required of you.)

Voters should complete their absentee ballot application and return it to their County Clerk using the postage paid mailer ASAP, but no later than May 28, 2020. The last day for voters to submit an absentee ballot application for the 2020 Primary Election is May 28, 2020.

You will then receive your ballot for the 2020 Primary Election in the mail from your County Clerk. Complete your ballot and return it in the postage paid envelope in the mail or drop it off with your County Clerk before 7:00pm on June 2, 2020.

You may also track the status of your application and your ballot at By logging into the application, you can confirm whether your application has been received by your County Clerk, whether or not your ballot has been mailed to you, and whether or not your ballot has been received back by the County Clerk.

If you have questions, please contact the Secretary of State’s Office or your County Clerk. Further information about voting and elections in New Mexico, including contact information for all 33 New Mexico County Clerks, can be found at NMVOTE.ORG.