VRM in the States: New Mexico
New Mexico currently has the Electronic Registration at DMVs component of Voter Registration Modernization in place. New Mexico also has electronic pollbooks in at least one county.
Advances in Voter Registration Modernization
- Electronic Voter Registration: New Mexico launched electronic voter registration at Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) offices in 2015. Individuals submit registration information and provide their signature on a touchscreen device. The information is transferred electronically twice daily to county clerk’s offices, which print and maintain a hard copy of the form with the county register.
- Online Voter Registration: New Mexico launched online voter registration through the Secretary of State’s office in 2016. Eligible citizens with a state driver’s license or non-driver ID can use the system to register to vote and update their registration information.
- Electronic Pollbooks: Twenty-one out of 33 New Mexico counties used electronic pollbooks to sign in voters in 2014.