There are only a few weeks left until Election Day in November but there is still time to register to vote and to get a mail-in ballot for those who prefer not to vote at a polling place. Student turnout has been on the rise nationwide and this year’s election may see millennials and Gen Zs top the number of Boomers at the polls.

UNM Athletic Department
hosts voter registration drive

The University of New Mexico Athletic Department has partnered with the Albuquerque City Clerk’s Office to host a voter registration drive on Tuesday, Sept. 22 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Pit.

The last day to register to vote in New Mexico is Tuesday, Oct. 6. To register at the event, enter at the NE entrance by the ticket office and bring your state of New Mexico issued ID. Staff on-site to assist and answer questions. If you aren’t able to provide an ID on Tuesday, the poll site will require proof of residency for first-time voters.

Also, registered voters can now request an absentee ballot online with the last day to request Tuesday, Oct. 20. To request an absentee ballot online visit N.M. Secretary of State Voter Services.

For more information, visit UNM Athletics to Hold Voter Registration.

The deadline to register online to vote is Tuesday, Oct. 6.

The deadline for registering by mail to vote is (postmarked by) Tuesday, Oct. 6.

The deadline to request a ballot by mail is (received by) 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 20.

Early voting runs from Saturday, Oct. 17, to Saturday, Oct. 31, but dates and hours may vary based on where you live.

Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 3.

Although same-day registration has been in the news, it will not be available this Election Day and is scheduled to start in 2021.

Voters must be 18 to participate in all other elections. If you are 17 but will be 18 by Nov. 3, you can register to vote but don’t become an eligible voter until your 18th birthday.

More information about voter registration, including voter eligibility, registering, and first-time registration, is available online at the New Mexico Secretary of State voter information portal.

Information about candidates in the 2020 General Election in New Mexico can be found by county, office, or political party here.

Where to vote
In the past, the SUB has been a voting location. However, due to COVID concerns, the SUB will not serve as a voting location in this upcoming 2020 General Election.

Lobos looking to cast their vote on Election Day can find 70 voting convenience centers in Bernalillo County open Tuesday, Nov. 3 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. You can also find out where to vote online at the voter portal.

If you are not going to vote in New Mexico, you can find out more about how to vote in your hometown at Rock the Vote, a nonpartisan nonprofit dedicated to building the political power of young people.

Get out the vote
Organizations on campus will hold events where students can register to vote. This article will be updated as those events are announced.