17 April 2024

Alex Curtas, Director of Communications
New Mexico Secretary of State’s Office

Secretary of State Opens Online Absentee Ballot Requests and Permanent Absentee List Sign-Up for Primary Election

SANTA FE – Registered voters in New Mexico can now request an absentee ballot for the 2024 Primary Election at NMVOTE.ORG, the Secretary of State’s voter information portal. All registered voters in New Mexico can apply for, receive, and vote with an absentee ballot.

This year, voters can also voluntarily opt-in to be part of the permanent absentee list when requesting their absentee ballot. When a voter chooses this option they will receive an absentee ballot in the mail for every subsequent election. Voters can remove themselves from the permanent absentee list at any time.

“Voting by absentee ballot is a secure and efficient way to make your voice heard and the new permanent absentee list option for voters is yet another way we’ve increased the convenience of voting in New Mexico,” said Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver. “One of the best parts about our elections in New Mexico are the many ways voters can cast their ballot – whether by mailing their absentee ballot, dropping their completed absentee ballot off with their County Clerk or at a designated ballot drop box, or by voting in-person during Early Voting or on Election Day.”

The deadline to request an absentee ballot for the Primary Election is Tuesday, May 21, 2024. 

If mailing back an absentee ballot, voters should allow 7-10 days for their ballot to be delivered back to their County Clerk’s office.

Primary Election Day is June 4, 2024.