As part of the Higher Education Amendment, New Mexico Tech provides students with information on how to register to vote. 

General Voter Information

National Mail Voter Registration

Register and Vote in Your State 

New Mexico Secretary of State Voter Registration Information

N.M. Voter Eligibility Requirements

In order to register and vote in New Mexico, an applicant must be:

Register to Vote or Update Your Registration

You can now register and update your registration online. If you have either a current or expired New Mexico state I.D. (like a driver’s license) you can register for the first time or make changes to your registration—like name, address or party affiliation—easily using our online system.

Click here to register or update your registration online.

If you don’t have a state-issued I.D., or otherwise would prefer to register by mail, you can pick up a voter registration application form or print the national form online, fill it out, then mail it to the New Mexico Secretary of State’s Office or your local County Clerk’s Office. If you are not sure where to send it, you can look it up on our website or call us at 1.800.477.3632.

If you change your name or move you must fill out a new voter registration form and submit to your local County Clerk’s Office or the Secretary of State’s Office. You must also fill out a new form if you want to change your party affiliation.

First-Time Registration By Mail

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.

Change your Voter Registration

If you change your name or move you must fill out a new voter registration form and submit to your local County Clerk’s Office or the Secretary of State’s Office. You must also fill out a new form if you want to change your party affiliation.

Helpful Links

We also have a useful link to outside, non-partisan organizations to help you navigate the process.*

This guide offers information on registering and voting in all 50 states, breaking down myths of voting while in College, unbiased political party platforms, and information on why student votes matter.

BestColleges.com  Student Voting Guide

*Disclaimer – New Mexico Tech is not affiliated with this organization and only offers these links as helpful resources. The information contained on their pages are meant to be used as a general guide and should not be a substitution for consulting with government and state election official information.

Voter Registration Specific to Socorro

Socorro County Clerk’s Office

Voter Resources

Online Voter Registration

Federal & Overseas Voters (UOCAVA)

Federal Voting Assistance Program Website

Link to fillable forms

Young Voters

The U.S. Census Bureau found that only 45% of eligible voters aged 18-29 cast a ballot in the 2012 presidential election, that’s an almost 30% smaller turnout than those over the age of 65. One driving factor behind this low turnout is that millennials are moving around the country at greater rates than ever before, switching from state to state for college and jobs. Below are some guides to help those mobile voters. 

Election Information - Important Dates For Upcoming 2019 Elections

Socorro County Local Election Absentee and Early Voting

November 5, 2019 Election Day

Absentee Voting

Early In Person AB Voting in Socorro County Clerk's Office

Other Resources

Transportation to the Polls