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Hi New Mexico, If you want to vote, first you need to register.

If you’re not sure whether you’re registered already, there’s a link in the description where you can check right now. If you’re not registered, or you need to update your name or address, there are a couple of ways to do it.

If you have a New Mexico driver’s license or state ID, you can register online using the link below. If you don’t have an ID, maybe you’re a student from another state or you don’t drive, there’s another link to a form that you’ll have to print and mail in. I get that that extra step is kind of annoying, but it’s important, so register anyway.

You can also register in person at your county clerk’s office – you can look up their address at the same link you used to check your registration. No matter how you register, you need to do it by October 9th if you wanna vote in November. So now the fun part.

You get to vote. If you’d rather to vote from the comfort of your own home, you should request an absentee ballot. Any registered New Mexico voter can do it – you don’t actually have to be absent on election day to vote by mail.

All you have to do is fill out the form online or print one out and mail it to your county clerk by November 2nd, though the sooner you do it, the better. Then, you just wait for your ballot to show up in the mail, fill it out at your own pace, and send it back or drop it off at your clerk’s office by November 6th. Links for both the online and paper forms are below.

You can also vote early in person at your county clerk’s office between October 20th and November 3rd. There’s a link in the description where you can find early voting hours and locations near you if you want to skip the election day lines. If you really want to vote in person on November 6th, though, you can look up where you need to go to vote using the link below..

Polls are open from 7am to 7pm and you won’t need to bring an ID with you as long as you provided one when you registered, but if this is your first time voting in New Mexico and you registered by mail, make sure you bring a form of identification like a driver’s license, student ID, tribal ID, or a bank statement or utility bill with your name or address on it. You should also think about bringing a sample ballot. You can find yours using the link in the description, and it tells you everything you’ll be able to vote for.

You don’t have to vote for every single item on the ballot – you can leave things blank if you want to, but your local elections can be pretty important, so it’s worth checking out what’s on there ahead of time. You can even print it out and bring it to the polls with you so you don’t forget who you wanted to vote for. But the best thing to do if you want to vote in the midterms is to make a plan to vote right now – from what day you’re going to register to whether you going to vote in person or by mail.

What kind of ID you’re going to bring if you need one, even what time you’re going to vote and how you’re going to get there. Write it down, put it in your notes app, text it to a friend, just make a plan so that nothing unexpected stops you from being counted on November 6th. All the links you need to check your registration, vote early, or find your polling location are in the description.

Thank you for voting.