New Mexico elections, 2013
|On the 2013 ballot|
Exceptions include special elections.
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- See also: Absentee Voting
All voters are eligible to vote absentee in New Mexico. There are no special eligibility requirements for voting absentee.
There is no specific deadline for applying for an absentee ballot. The voted ballot must be received by the election office by 7pm on election day.
Military and overseas voting
For full details, visit the Federal Voting Assistance Program here.
- See also: Early voting
New Mexico is one of 33 states that has early voting with no specific requirements as to who can vote early. Early voting begins on the 3rd Saturday before the election and ends on the Saturday prior to election day (17-3 days prior). 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 2010 elections. The EPI examines election administration performance assigning an average percentage score based on 17 indicators of election performance. The indicators were chosen within the framework of determining the convenience and integrity of each of the three administrative phases of an election: registration, voting and counting. New Mexico received an overall score of 64%.