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 April 2015, New Mexico is one of 30 states that have not implemented full 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 33 states (plus the District of Columbia) that permits some form of early voting. Early voting begins on the third Saturday (17 days) before the election and ends on the Saturday (three days) prior to Election Day.
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 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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