How to vote from your hospital bed
STEP-BY-STEP HOW TO VOTE
PATIENT VOTING TEAM
N.M. Stat. Ann. § 1-6-16.2
N.M. Stat. Ann. § 1-6B-9
If a voter contracts an unforeseen illness or disability resulting in confinement, then the voter can cast a provisional ballot via an authorized representative until the time the polls close on Election Day. Emergency response providers can use the same procedures as UOCAVA voters if called away for an emergency no later than 35 days before an election.
COVID-19 and Patient Voting
Here is how COVID-19 is affecting Patient Voting in this state:
New Mexico is a no-excuse absentee voting state so any registered voter may vote by an absentee ballot to cast a vote without being physically present at a polling location. More information on the application for an absentee ballot can be found here.
An announcement from the Secretary of State's office has clarified that for future elections, polling stations will remain open as required in the Election Code and certain social distancing restrictions will be imposed at polling stations. More information on this announcement and the most up-to-date news on how COVID-19 is affecting New Mexico's elections can be found here.