Register to Vote Online
On January 1, 2016, New Mexico joined 26 other states in providing online voter registration. The new system will allow eligible residents with a state-issued I.D. to register or update their registration online at the Secretary of State’s website at:
www.sos.state.nm.us The safe, secure, and easy -to-use system developed and administered by the Secretary of State’s office will ensure more accurate voter rolls while simultaneously saving money by reducing mail applications, requiring fewer provisional ballots.
Using a current or expired driver’s license or other state -issued I.D., eligible voters will be able to update an existing voter registration or register for the first time. The system offers English and Spanish, and special consideration have been made to make the system accessible to the visually impaired.
“New Mexicans cherish their right to vote,” said Secretary Brad Winter. “Online voter registration is a terrific way to make it easier for citizens to get engaged with their government.”
The creation of an online voter registration system was authorized by Senate Bill 643, which passed the Legislature unanimously in March 2015. With the launch of the system, the Secretary of State is a full year ahead of the required deadline for online registration.
“I’m very proud of the hard work demonstrated by our staff,” Secretary Winter said. “We want New Mexicans to know that this office is working tirelessly to make elections more accessible, accurate and accountable.” Secretary of State employees worked closely with New Mexico’s 33 county clerks, the state’s Motor Vehicle Division and even other states to ensure a complete, easyto-use system.
Across the nation, the Pew Charitable Trusts reports that states already using online voter registration list cost savings, reduced stress on elections officials and increased voter satisfaction as the major benefits of introducing online voter registration. With this launch, New Mexico will use 21st-century technology to create more accurate voter rolls, reduce the potential for voter fraud and promote electoral participation by all eligible New Mexicans.
More information, as well as the online registration system, can be found at: