The qualified elector’s last four digits of their Social Security Number (NEW registrants to New Mexico must provide their FULL SSN), OR New Mexico Driver’s License number, OR New Mexico Identification number AND full Date of Birth (NMSA 1-4-5.4B)
If the certificate of registration does not contain a social security number, the county clerk shall ascertain the qualified elector's social security number from the qualified elector's previous certificate of registration, from the motor vehicle division of the taxation and revenue department or from the secretary of state. (NMSA 1-4-11D)
If we (the clerk’s office) are unsuccessful in ascertaining this information, we will reach out to the voter to obtain it, as it is required to vote. Otherwise, they will have to vote via provisional ballot and their ballot shall only be counted if the required information is ascertained. (NMSA 1-4-11F)
Voters must print legibly. For the address voter registrations must also, contain a physical address, a description, or a map of where they live. A PO Box may be put on the line asking where they get mail.
When voter registrations are returned to the County Clerk we will determine what precinct the voter lives in based on the information provided. If we are only provided with a PO Box for an address, our office will mail the voter a letter requesting more information, and the person will not be a registered voter until they provide it. Please make sure every voter registration has a clear physical address.
After completing the voter registration, tear off the yellow receipt at the lower left side of the registration and give it to the voter.
There are individuals who choose to use the Federal NVRA form, this is also acceptable.
NOTE: Once completed, voter registrations must be
mailed or delivered to the County Clerk's Office within 48 hours.