Voter Registration

Inquiring to the status of your voter registration in Chaves County is as easy as calling your County Clerk at (575) 624-6614.
-OR- Visit the New Mexico Secretary of State's Voter View at  What information can you find in Voterview?
  • Registrant details - voting status, address, party affiliation, precinct, polling location
  • Voting Districts
  • Your personal election Voting History

You May Register To Vote If You Are:

  • A resident of New Mexico
  • A citizen of the United States
  • Eighteen years old or older at the time of the next general election
  • Not legally declared mentally incapacitated
  • Not a convicted felon, or a felon who has completed all of the terms and conditions of sentencing

Where to Register or Update Your Registration

  • Chaves County Clerk's Office Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Secretary of State's Office
  • Any County Clerk's Office in New Mexico
  • Through a Third Party Voter Registration Agent
  • Motor Vehicle Department, Human Services Department, Public Libraries, Colleges, Universities, and at organized voter registration drives
  • ONLINE at

You may request an application for voter registration to be mailed to you by calling (575) 624-6614.

How To Register

  • You must completely fill out an application for voter registration and sign it.
  • Be sure to: Answer "Are you a US Citizen" question.
  • A Social Security Number and physical address where you live are required in order to register to vote in New Mexico. (A PO Box may be used for a mailing address).

First Time Registrants

If you are registering for the first time in New Mexico, and you submit the registration form by mail, you must also submit a copy of
  • A current and valid photo identification; or
  • A current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, student identification card or other government document, including identification issued by an Indian nation, tribe or pueblo that shows your name and current address.

*If you do not submit one of these forms of identification with your mailed-in, first time registration, you will be required to present one of the forms of identification when voting in person or absentee.

​Reasons Why A Voter Registration Application Could Be Rejected

  • Social Security Number is not provided.
  • The application is not signed.
  • The citizenship box is not checked.
  • A physical address or description of residence, such as a map, is not provided.

Rejected applications are returned to the applicant with a letter of rejection, explanation, and a blank application for voter registration.

When To Register

Voter registration applications can be submitted at any time. The mail and online voter registration closes 28 days BEFORE an election. In person voter registration can be done at the clerk's office during business hours 28 days before an election, and 10 am- 6 pm the Saturday prior to an election. 

Choosing A Political Party

Qualified Political Parties in New Mexico
    Major Parties
    • New Mexico Democratic Party
    • New Mexico Republican Party
    • Libertarian Party of New Mexico
    Minor Parties
    • New Mexico Working Families Party
You can also register as "Declined to State."

New Mexico is a closed Primary state. Registering to vote for a party other than a Major Party, or Declining to State a party, disqualifies you from voting in a Primary election.