September 30, 2018

A Message to New Mexico Voters

When it comes to New Mexico’s future, your vote has never been more important.

We have a chance this year to win key elections, but we need your help. We have races up and down the ticket where your vote could make all the difference. For instance, Xochitl Torres Small is trying to flip Steve Pearce’s old seat in Southern New Mexico, Deb Haaland is fighting to become the first Native American Congresswoman in CD-1, and Michelle Lujan Grisham is trying to flip the Governor’s Mansion and become the first female Democratic Governor.

Even if you voted from abroad in the past, if you haven't yet requested your ballot this year, you still need to do so to make sure you can vote. Just go to, fill in the Federal request form, print, sign and send it in to your local election office here in New Mexico.

On behalf of the New Mexico Democratic Party I thank you for your commitment to voting!

Democratically yours,
Marg Elliston
Chair, New Mexico Democratic Party


Your deadlines are coming up. Don't forget:

REGISTER to vote from abroad by Tuesday, October 9. Your registration form will also request your ballot and may be sent by email, fax or postal mail. We recommend registering by email or fax, and requesting to have your ballot delivered to you by email.


REQUEST your overseas absentee ballot by Friday, November 2. You may send your request form by email, fax or postal mail. We recommend sending your request form by email or fax, and having your ballot delivered to you by email.


RETURN your ballot to your local election office by email, fax or mail by Tuesday, November 6, 7 pm MST.



All overseas voters may vote in New Mexico state and local elections as well as elections for federal offices (US House and US Senate races).

Note: When you fill in your ballot request form, be aware that selecting “I intend to return” rather than “my return is uncertain” may contribute towards establishing yourself as a tax resident in your voting state. Because the legal requirements to establish "residence" or "domicile" for tax purposes are determined by state law and the specific facts of your life, before you note that you intend to return on your form you may consider seeking advice on these matters from your tax professional