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What we do

The League of Women Voters has worked since 1920 to improve local, state and national government and strengthen our communities through citizen education and action.

The League of Women Voters is nonpartisan; it never supports or opposes candidates or political parties. The League does take action on issues of importance to its members and the community, after studying them in depth.

The New Mexico Primary has started! Let's get out the vote!

Early Voting: Tuesday, May 8-Saturday, June 2

In-person voting at each county clerk's office during normal business hours. Early Voting Countywide at Additional Sites, May 19-June 2. Primary Election Day: Tuesday, June 5. The new Secretary of State website has all of the election information you need.

To find YOUR voting information, go to Where to Vote. Click on "My Polling Location" to see when and where you can vote early or on Election Day.

  1. Enter your street number and zip code.
  2. Click on your street address in the list to see your districts and races.
  3. Click on My Sample Ballot of the party you designated.
Only Democrats, Republicans, and Libertarians can vote in this primary

Absentee Voting

Can't make it to the polls? Request an absentee ballot through your county clerk or online. NO EXPLANATION NECESSARY!

Be sure to return your absentee ballot to the county clerk's office or to a polling location on or before Election Day. For other questions, check the Secretary of State Website.

Voter Guides

The LWV of Santa Fe has produced a Voter Guide for the statewide and Santa Fe races in the 2018 primary: LWVSF Voter Guide.

For statewide and Albuquerque area races, check the Albuquerque Journal Election 2018 Guide. Logo of La Palabra

Latest La Palabra

The Spring 2018 La Palabra (PDF, 891 KB) newsletter is out.

Highlights: Call to Council; Report on the 2018 Legislative Session; A Reprieve from Drilling near Chaco; Report on Spent Nuclear Fuel Transportation; Transfer of Public Lands report; Local League News.

Keep up to date by reading La Palabra!

For issues of La Palabra dating back to 2005, see the Newsletters page.


Recent LWVNM News

LWVNM Objects to Dummy Bills

February 2, 2018: "The practice of using dummy bills needs to stop. They are not just an inconvenience; they subvert democracy and deny the public of their right to provide comment in our Citizens' Legislature," says LWVNM president Judy Williams.

Read why: LWV OF NEW MEXICO AGAIN OBJECTS TO USE OF "DUMMY BILLS" IN THE STATE LEGISLATURE.

This was mentioned briefly in the Santa Fe New Mexican's Legislative Roundup.

Citizen Advocacy Workshop video online

December 31, 2017: The video from our 2017 Citizen Advocacy Workshop is online. Learn how to advocate at the legislature from experts Senator Peter Wirth (D-Santa Fe), Senator Sander Rue (R-Albuquerque), and Jim Jackson, Chief Executive Officer of Disability Rights New Mexico.

Watch the video here: 2017 Citizen Advocacy Workshop.

LWVNM President Judy Williams on Health Care

December 5, 2017: NM State League President Judy Williams, an expert on healthcare concerns, was interviewed on the Union Edge radio show.

Williams talks about the importance of healthcare and how it could be made much simpler with a Single Payer, healthcare for all system.

Listen to the segment: Judy Williams on Union Edge radio.

For older news items, see the LWVNM News Archive.

How to Contact Your Legislator

Want to connect with your legislator? Use Find My Legislator on the New Mexico Legislator website.

Or download the PDF mailing lists: the Senate Mailing List and the House Mailing List.

Want to reach NM’s Congressional delegation? The Congressional toll-free number is 1-866-727-4894 . Just ask for your representative or senator. Please remember that you are speaking as an individual and not for the League.

Are you registered to vote?

In order to register to vote in New Mexico, you must be a U.S. citizen with a social security number and be at least 18 years of age on or before the next election, with two exceptions:

Registration is open until 28 days before an election. You can register online at the NM Secretary of State's website, sos.state.nm.us with your social security number and your NM driver's license or non-driver's license ID. You can also register to vote at your local County Clerk's office and at the many other locations listed on http://www.sos.state.nm.us

For more information, visit the Secretary of State's NM Voter Information page.

To confirm your registration, find out your precinct, district, and other voting information, visit Voter View.

For other information on the 2016 election, visit our Election Information page.


About the League of Women Voters

The League of Women Voters encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. We never endorse or oppose candidates or parties, only positions on issues we've studied.

Membership is open to all residents of the United States, both women and men, who are 16 years or older.

Find out more about us and check our calendar for upcoming events.