VRM in the States: New Mexico

New Mexico currently has electronic registration at DMVs, online voter registration, and electronic pollbooks.

April 12, 2018

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: New Mexico authorizes the use of e-pollbooks at the county level.

Gains from Voter Registration Modernization in New Mexico

  • Between the 2016 launch of online voter registration and the November 2016 election, the state received 35,789 new voter registration applications through its online portal.