Voting Locations and Same Day Registration and Voting is an Option
Where to vote in Otero County on Election Day, Nov. 7
- Sgt. Willie Estrada Memorial Civic Center, 800 E. First Street, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- Tay Special Event Center, 2400 North Scenic Drive, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- Otero County Fairgrounds, 401 Fairgrounds Road, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Did you know if you are not yet registered you may still register and vote same day in Néw Mexico?
New Mexicans who are eligible to vote can register. Bring a legal photo ID and mail to your address such as a bank statement or a utility or credit card bill with your name and address and you may register and vote the same day.
If anyone eligible attempts and is turned away in Otero County send an email immediately with copies of proof of residency to firstname.lastname@example.org along with which polling station declined to register you, as well as the name of the individual that refused. We will follow up with the clerks office and legal channels.
Same Day Voter Registration FAQ
New Mexicans who are eligible to vote can register to vote or update their voter registration immediately before voting in a statewide election during Early Voting and on Election Day. This is what’s known as “same day voter registration.”
Who is eligible for same day voter registration (SDR)?
Any eligible voter in New Mexico can register to vote or update their voter registration and then vote on the same day at their County Clerk’s office or at any polling location in their county on Election Day and participating Early Voting locations.
Where is SDR available?
SDR is available for eligible voters at their County Clerk’s office or at any polling location in their county on Election Day. Additional Early Voting locations may also provide SDR – it’s best to check with your local county clerk.
What do I need to bring for SDR?
Whether you are an unregistered voter or an already registered voter looking to update your registration, in order to use SDR you’ll need to bring:
(1) a New Mexico driver’s license or New Mexico identification card issued through the motor vehicle division of the taxation and revenue department;
Or if you have not yet switched licenses over to New Mexico
(2) any document that contains an address in the county together with a photo identification card; OR
(3) a current valid student photo identification card from a post-secondary educational institution in New Mexico accompanied by a current student fee statement that contains the student’s address in the county.
Can I use SDR for absentee (vote by mail) voting?
No. SDR is only available for voters voting in person, on the same day, at the same time they register to vote or update their voter registration at an in-person (Early or Election Day) polling location.
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