Who May Register to Vote?
Anyone who is a United States citizen, is or will be 18 on or before the next Election Day, and has established a permanent residence in New Mexico.
When May You Register?
You may register to vote any time. In order to be eligible to vote in an election, your voter registration must be received by the Grant County Clerk no later than 5:00 p.m., 28 days prior to any election.
How do I Register?
In-Person at the office of the County Clerk or by using the mail-in registration form. These are available at any county clerk’s office, at the Office of the Secretary of State and at many state agencies.
You may register to vote when applying for a new or renewed driver’s license, when applying for certain types of public assistance or services, at many public libraries, colleges and universities, or at any organized voter registration drive.
What Information is Required?
The voter registration requires the following information:
Name, gender, birth-date, social security number, physical residence, mailing address (if different from your residence), party affiliation (if any), home phone number (which may be used for election purposes, but not required for voter registration) and a signature/date from applicant. *NOTE: A post office box is not a physical residence. Please use a street address or fill out the map at the bottom of the application if you live in a rural area. You cannot be assigned to the proper polling place unless the county clerk knows the location of your residence.
May I vote early or by absentee ballot?
In statewide, county, special and school-district elections, a person may vote by mail beginning on the 28th day before Election Day. The absentee ballot must be received at the County Clerk™s Office either by mail or personal delivery by no later than 7 p.m. on Election Day. The ballot may also be delivered to the polling place in which the voter is registered by 7 p.m. on Election Day. A person may vote early in person at the Grant County Clerk’s Office starting on the 28th day preceding the election.
Are Sample Ballots Available?
Sample ballots are available at the County Clerk’s Office in advance of each election and at the polls on Election Day.
Grant County Clerk: 1400 Highway 180 East, Silver City, NM – (575) 574-0042
For more information: New Mexico Secretary of State