New Mexico elections, 2013
New Mexico election information for 2013 is listed below.
|On the 2013 ballot|
Exceptions include special elections.
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November 5, 2013
There are two local ballot measures being put to vote in New Mexico in 2013.
Local ballot measures by date and county
Voting in New Mexico
- See also: Voting in New Mexico
Important voting information
- New Mexico uses a closed primary system, meaning voters must register with a party to be able to vote in their primary election.
- You must register at least 28 days prior to the election in order to vote.
- As of October 2014, New Mexico is one of the 35 states that have not implemented online voter registration. In 2013, New Mexico passed a law which authorizes a system by which voters may update existing records electronically. The system has not yet been implemented.
- See also: Absentee voting by state
For information about eligibility, deadlines, military and overseas voting and updates to the voting laws in New Mexico, please visit our absentee voting by state page.
New Mexico is one of 34 states that has early voting with no specific requirements as to who can vote early. Early voting begins on the third Saturday (17 days) before the election and ends on the Saturday (three days) prior to election day. The average number of days prior to an election that voters can cast an early ballot is 21 days in states with a definitive starting date.
Elections Performance Index
New Mexico ranked 27th out of the 50 states and District of Columbia in the Pew Charitable Trusts' Elections Performance Index (EPI), based on the 2012 elections. The EPI examines election administration performance and assigns an average percentage score based on 17 indicators of election performance. These indicators were chosen to in order to determine both the convenience and integrity of these three phases of an election: registration, voting and counting. New Mexico received an overall score of 64 percent.
- National Conference of State Legislatures, Electronic(or Online) Voter Registration, accessed April 20, 2013
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- Pew Charitable Trusts, "Election Performance Index Report," accessed April 23, 2014
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