KOB-TV.com - By: Stephanie Claytor, KOB Eyewitness News 4 - Next Tuesday marks National Voter Registration Day, a nationwide effort to make sure people don't miss the deadline to register to vote. In New Mexico, the deadline to register for the Nov. 4 election is Oct. 7.
The national campaign is looking to register 200,000 people Tuesday. According to nationalvoterregistrationday.org, six million people didn't vote in 2008 because they missed the registration deadline or they didn't know how to register.
Volunteers hope to reduce that number by encouraging people to register at bus stations, stores, sporting events and even concerts.
DecrimNM.org will have representatives at the UNM campus encouraging students to register. They have a table set up near the duck pond. They're pushing students to register so they can weigh in on the advisory question about decriminalizing small amounts of marijuana on the Nov. 4 ballot in Bernalillo and Santa Fe counties.
To register in New Mexico, you must be a resident of New Mexico, a U.S. citizen, not legally declared mentally incapacitated and 18 years or older at the time of the next election. A felon who has completed all of the terms and conditions of their sentencing is eligible to vote. More