Your vote is your voice

In 2016, Willie narrowly lost by less than 150 votes. There are 29,000 people in District 53. Less than 5,500 voted in 2016. We can win this election. But only if you vote.

The election is November 6, 2018.

Fighting for your right to vote

Willie is fighting to expand early voting for you. His efforts are paying off. Thanks to Willie's hard work, Chaparral Precincts 1 and 41 now have 4 days of early voting. Otero County used to have just one day of early voting. Earlier this year Otero County agreed to open the Chaparral Community Center and move the Precinct 1 and 41 polling place from the inadequate facilities at the Chaparral Fire Station.

Tuesday, October 9

Voter Registration Deadline

To vote for Willie Madrid on Election Day, you’ll need to be a registered voter in New Mexico by Tuesday, October 9th. Not sure if you’re registered? You can check your registration status online.

October 9 - November 3

Absentee and Early Voting

If you aren’t able to make it to the polls on November 6th, vote for Willie by casting an absentee ballot or by voting early in person at the county clerk office or at one of several other early voting locations throughout Doña Ana and Otero counties. Early voting will be available at the Chaparral Community Center Wednesday, October 31st through Saturday, November 3rd, 10am-6pm.

To vote with an absentee ballot, complete an absentee application online or download the application formAny registered voter may vote absentee— no excuse is required. Absentee voting begins on Tuesday, October 9th and must be submitted to the County Clerk by Friday, November 2nd at 5:00 pm.

Tuesday, November 6

Election Day

Willie is counting on your vote on November 6th! Polls will be open 7am-7pm, and you can check your polling location online. You do not need to bring ID with you unless this is your first time voting. You can find more information on ID requirements in our voting FAQs below.

Frequently Asked Questions

To participate in early voting you can submit an absentee ballot by mail or vote in person at your early voting location.


Early voting locations:


Doña Ana Community College Sunland Park Center

Tuesday, Oct 20 - Saturday, Nov 3



Dolores C Wright Educational Center

Tuesday, Oct 20 - Saturday, Nov 3



Otero County Fairgrounds

Tuesday, Oct 20 - Saturday, Nov 3



Chaparral Community Center

Wednesday, Oct 31 - Saturday, Nov 3


The only voters that need to bring ID are first time voters.  New Mexico accepts these forms of ID:


-An original or a copy of a current and valid photo ID with or without an address

-An original current utility bill; a bank statement; a government check; a paycheck

-A student ID card

-Other government document, including identification issued by a Native American nation or tribe, that shows your name and address


If you cannot show one of those forms of ID, you can also make a written or verbal statement of your name, date of birth and Social Security number, and you’ll be allowed to vote normally.

You can email your questions to Willie's campaign headquarters at or give us a call at 915-204-9056. You can also find more voter information at