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Today is last day to register to vote

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Carolyn Yazzie fills in her ballot at the Shiprock Chapter House in Shiprock, N.M., in 2015. (Jon Austria/The Daily Times)

SANTA FE – Today is the last day to register to vote and the first day to start casting ballots in the general election.

New Mexicans who want to add their names to the voter rolls have until the end of the day today to register to vote. It’s also the deadline for voters to update their registration if they’ve moved or want to make other changes.

Residents can head to county clerks’ offices across the state to register in person.

Or they can visit to fill out the forms online.

The web portal will ask for the voter’s Social Security number, driver’s license or state identification number, and date of birth. The information must match what’s on file with the state MVD.

Online registrations are accepted until 11:59 tonight.

People who aren’t sure whether they’re registered to vote can also visit to check their status, view their sample ballot or track their absentee ballot, if they’ve requested one.

Today is also the first day voters can cast ballots – in-person at their county clerk’s office. The broader countywide early-voting locations open Oct. 20.

Clerks will also begin mailing absentee ballots today to voters who have requested them.

This year’s ballot includes races for governor, U.S. House and Senate, the state House and a variety of statewide executive offices, such as attorney general and land commissioner.

More than 1.25 million New Mexico residents were registered to vote as of late September.




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