Information about voter ID in City elections.
The Albuquerque City Charter requires voters to present photo identification when voting.
PHOTO ID Required
The Election Code requires that municipal election voters identify themselves to the Election Clerk at the polling place.
Once the Election Clerk verifies that the individual is a registered and qualified voter in municipal elections, the voter is required to present photo identification to the Election Clerk containing the voter's name and photograph.
The identification must reasonably match the voter's name as registered and appearance. The following types of identification are accepted at the polling places:
- Any card issued by a government agency containing the voter's name and photo
- Driver's license
- Student identification card
- Credit or debit card
- Insurance card
- Union membership card
- Professional association card
- City Clerk-issued identification
- Other membership cards with the voter's name and photo
Voters who fail to present approved photo identification may vote on a provisional ballot so long as the voter executes the Provisional Voting Affidavit as approved by the City Clerk. The voter then has 10 days to present approved photo identification to the City Clerk.
The provisional ballot is counted by the Municipal Canvassing Board only after the voter presents appropriate identification to the City Clerk.
Provisional ballots are not issued in Municipal Elections for any reason other than failure to present identification.