VOTER BILL OF RIGHTS
THIS ELECTION DAY, KNOW YOUR VOTING RIGHTS (ENGLISH)
Every registered voter in New Mexico has the right to:
• Inspect a sample ballot before voting;
• Ask for and receive instructions on how to operate the voting machine or mark a paper ballot;
• Ask for and receive instructions on how to cast a provisional ballot if your name is not on the list of voters or if you are required to provide identification and did not bring it to the polls;
• Vote a provisional ballot if you registered by mail for the first time in this county and did not provide identification when you registered or do not have it with you today; If you provide a current address in this county and valid photo ID, utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck or other government document that shows your name and address, you may vote on the voting machine today;
• Vote by emergency paper ballot if the voting machine is broken and cannot be repaired in a reasonable length of time;
• Ask for, receive and vote another paper ballot if your paper ballot is spoiled or defective;
• Cast a ballot if you are in line when the polls close;
• Be assisted by a person of your choice if you are disabled or need help reading the ballot (your employer or an agent of your employer, an officer or agent of your union or a candidate on the ballot for this election are not allowed to provide assistance); and
• Vote free from intimidation by election officials or any other person;
False voting, bribery, coercion, or intimidation are election crimes and subject to prosecution.
To Report Complaints or Irregularities in the Polling
Office of the Secretary of State
Polling Places Are Open From 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Early voting may be done Tuesday-Friday from 12:00 Noon to 8:00 p.m. and
Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. beginning on the 3rd Saturday before the
Election and ending on the Saturday before the Election.
You may also vote in your County Clerk’s office 28 days before the election during
regular hours of business.
For more information, contact the Bureau of Elections, Office of the Secretary of State at: (505) 827-3600 or (800) 477-3632 or by E-mail