VRM in the States: New Mexico

February 1, 2017

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.