SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico election regulators are mailing nearly 55,000 postcards to eligible voters who are not yet registered.
Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver said Friday in a news release that the notices include the Oct. 9 registration deadline to participate in elections that conclude on Nov. 6.
She said 17-year-olds who turn 18 by Nov. 6 were included in the mailing. Recipients are encouraged to register and update expired registrations online at NMvote.org .
Absentee voting begins Oct. 9. New Mexico residents are electing candidates for governor, secretary of state, state auditor, state treasurer, attorney general, the Legislature, Congress and U.S. Senate.
Also on Friday, authorities began sending ballots to the qualified voters living abroad who previously submitted absentee applications.