9 February 2024

Alex Curtas, Director of Communications
New Mexico Secretary of State’s Office

New Mexico’s State Election Director Elected President of National Association of Election Directors

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, New Mexico’s State Election Director Mandy Vigil was elected President of the Executive Board of the National Association of Election Directors (NASED) during a ceremony in Washington, D.C. NASED is a non-partisan, non-profit professional organization that disseminates election administration best practices and information across the states and territories, and is the only professional organization for state election directors in the United States. 

Ms. Vigil’s presidency marks the third time a New Mexican has headed the organization, the last being Hoyt Clifton (1992) and Denise Lamb (2004). A short biography for Ms. Vigil is available at the bottom of this release.

“As the incoming president of the National Association of Election Directors, I am both proud and humbled by the opportunity to serve my colleagues and voters all across the nation,” said Ms. Vigil.  “There is vital work ahead as we ensure the integrity and accessibility of the 2024 elections for all Americans and I urge voters to prepare for the upcoming elections by seeking out trusted sources of election information from state and local election officials.”

“I am thrilled to see New Mexico’s own Mandy Vigil, who has served the New Mexico Secretary of State’s Office admirably for years, step into the role of president for the National Association of Election Directors,” said Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver. “Her dedication and expertise will undoubtedly enrich the organization’s mission to uphold the integrity of elections nationwide.”

Mandy Vigil Biography

Mandy Vigil is the Election Director for the State of New Mexico and, as of February 2024, is the President of the National Association of Election Directors. Ms. Vigil has served the State of New Mexico as a public servant for nineteen years and for the past thirteen years has established her career in the Office of the Secretary of State supporting and overseeing the election programs. Ms. Vigil has partnered with local election administrators and state officials to develop and implement policies and systems to modernize and improve elections for the voters of New Mexico. She previously spent time advocating for consumer protections at the Office of the Attorney General, as well as legal research and administration in the judicial branch. Ms. Vigil is native New Mexican and is proud to represent the state in her NASED role, on the Election Assistance Commission Standards Board, and in her work with the Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC).