Voting & Elections
Information on Voting and Elections in the State of New Mexico.
Candidates & Campaigns
Information on how to become a candidate and about complying with campaign finance disclosure and reporting requirements.
Legislation, Lobbying & Legal Resources
Learn about Lobbying in our state. Find Legislative information to include Signed & Chaptered Bills and Legal Resources.
Start a business, maintain a business or get general information on registered businesses in New Mexico.
Notary & Apostille
Become a notary, renew your notary commission, or obtain information about apostilles or certification of official documents.
File UCC's, AG Liens, register a trademark or other commercial filings.
Safe at Home
New Mexico’s statewide address confidentiality program administered by the Secretary of State to assist victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking or similar types of crimes to receive mail using the Secretary of State’s address as a substitute for their own.
Learn about how we protect your voter and business information. You might also find a tip or two that will help you secure your information as well.
About New Mexico
Learn about New Mexico Government, History, State Symbols, State Songs and other important information about our state.
Unofficial Election Results
Results will become available after 7 PM on Election Day, November 2, 2021 and will be posted as they are received from the county offices.
Election Day Voter Hotline
Toll Free: 1-800-477-3632
Santa Fe: 505-827-3600 Option 2
The Election Day Voter Hotline is available on Election Day, November 2, from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM to assist voters with questions or concerns.
Candidates & Campaigns
2023 Regular Local Election Candidate Information
Pursuant to 1-22-4(C), NMSA 1978, the Secretary of State shall by resolution issue a public proclamation in Spanish and English calling a regular location election.
Click HERE for the 2023 Regular Local Election Proclamation – English
Click HERE for the 2023 Regular Local Election Proclamation – Spanish
Click HERE for the 2023 Regular Local Election Proclamation Amendment – English
Click HERE for the 2023 Regular Local Election Proclamation Amendment – Spanish
2023 Regular Local Election Overview
The Regular Local Election will be held on Tuesday, November 7, 2023.
When to File
Candidate filing day for all local offices for the 2023 Regular Local Election is TUESDAY, AUGUST 29, 2023 – between 9:00am and 5:00pm.
Where to File – Proper Filing Officer
Declarations of candidacy and candidate qualification documents will be filed with the county clerk of the county in which the candidate resides.
What to File
Each Candidate filing to appear on the Regular Local Election ballot must submit a Declaration of Candidacy Form (and any other required forms) to their proper filing officer (see above section “Where to File – Proper Filing Officer”), during the designated hours.
Click HERE for the 2023 Regular Local Election Candidate Guide
We encourage candidates or their representatives to contact the local government for which they are running for office, to determine if nominating petitions will be needed for candidacy. Gathering nominating petitions is not required pursuant to state law but local ordinances may require it. Should a candidate be required to gather signatures, it is essential that candidates use only the forms published by our Office.
Campaign Committee Registration
Pursuant to Article 19 (Campaign Reporting Act) of New Mexico most candidates for local governments are not required to register campaign committees online at the New Mexico Secretary of States campaign reporting system.
**IMPORTANT FOR MUNICIPAL/SPECIAL DISTRICT CANDIDATES**
We encourage candidates or their representatives to contact the local government for which they are running for office, to determine if campaign reporting is a requirement in accordance with local ordinance.
**IMPORTANT FOR SCHOOL/COLLEGE BOARD CANDIDATES**
Pursuant to Article 22A (School District Campaign Reporting Act) of New Mexico Election Law, certain offices are covered within the act that are required to create an online campaign reporting login at https://login.cfis.sos.state.nm.us/. These covered offices that are required to report are: a position of board of education member of a school district that has an enrollment of twelve thousand students or more, or the position of board member of a community college organized or operating pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 21, Article 13 or Article 16 of New Mexico state law. All candidates will need to create an account whether they receive campaign contributions or make campaign expenditures or choose not to. Any candidate who does not raise money or spend money will need to file a no activity report for each reporting period.
Filing Deadlines for School/College Board Candidates:
- 1st report due: Tuesday, October 17, 2023
- 2nd report due: Thursday, December 7, 2023
School districts required to file:
- Albuquerque Public Schools
- Las Cruces Public Schools
- Rio Rancho Public Schools
- Gadsden Public Schools
College districts required to file:
- Central New Mexico Community College
- Clovis Community College
- Luna Community College
- Mesalands Community College
- New Mexico Junior College
- San Juan College
- Santa Fe Community College
- Southeast New Mexico College
Upcoming Statewide Elections
2024 Primary Election: Tuesday, June 4, 2024
2024 General Election: Tuesday, November 5, 2024