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Voter ID

The Albuquerque City Charter requires voters to present photo identification when voting in City elections.

Photo ID Required

The Election Code requires 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, the voter must present photo identification.

Accepted Identification

The following types of identification are accepted at the polling places:

  • Government-issued card 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

Provisional Voting

Voters failing to present approved photo identification may vote on a provisional ballot.

The voter has 10 days to present an 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

Provisional ballots aren't issued in Municipal Elections for any reason other than failure to present identification.