4 June 2024

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

Secretary Toulouse Oliver Remarks on Successful 2024 Primary Election, Provides Information on Election Results and Canvass Process

SANTA FE – Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver released the following statement this evening following the conclusion of voting in today’s 2024 Primary Election:

“Another successful New Mexico Primary Election is in the books and I appreciate every voter who took the time to cast their ballot and make their voice heard,” said Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver. “I want to thank all the county clerks and their staff, the poll workers, our vendors, and our local, state, and federal law enforcement partners for their professionalism in helping to ensure the smooth conduct of this election. For this election cycle my Office implemented a variety of new tools that I’m proud to say added up to an easier and more secure experience for candidates and voters. While our election administration in New Mexico already ranks number one in the nation, over the past few months we’ve also introduced electronic nominating petition signatures for candidates, an improved absentee ballot tracking system (Ballot Scout), and a secure remote balloting portal for military and overseas voters. As we continue to modernize our elections to make the voting process even more accessible and secure for all voters in the future, I encourage the public to prepare for the upcoming General Election in November and take advantage of the many resources my Office and our county clerks provide.”

Unofficial election results can be viewed on the Secretary of State’s website

All election results remain unofficial until the canvassing process is complete and the State Board of Canvass certifies the official results. The canvass process that ensures accuracy in the election results will take place over the next two weeks at the county-level and at the Secretary of State’s Office, with the State Board of Canvass meeting on Tuesday, June 25, 2024 to certify the official results and order any recounts.

A reminder about the processing of absentee ballots: In accordance with NMSA 1-6-14(K), election boards that have not completed their work processing absentee ballots are required to recess at 11:00pm tonight. They will resume their work from 9:30am–9:30pm on each subsequent day until the board has completed its work. If absentee ballot processing is not completed by 11:00pm tonight, county clerks will ensure all ballots are in a secure room/facility and a law enforcement officer will be present overnight to maintain ballot security.