Candidates & Campaigns

2024 Primary Election Candidate Information

2024 Primary Candidate Guide


Proclamation

Pursuant to 1-8-12, NMSA 1978, the Secretary of State shall by resolution issue a public proclamation in Spanish and English calling a Primary and General Election.  The proclamation for the 2024 Primary Election was Issued on January 29, 2024.

Please click HERE for the 2024 Proclamation in English

Please click HERE for the 2024 Proclamation in Spanish

 

Nominating Petitions

– Click HERE for the 2024 Primary Election Nominating Petition Form (English)

– Click HERE for the 2024 Primary Election Nominating Petition Form (Spanish)

– Click HERE  for the 2024 Primary Election Nominating Petition Calculations

– Click HERE to access the Online Candidate Nominating Petition Signature Portal (signup)

– Click HERE to access the User Manual for the Online Candidate Nominating Petition Signature Portal.

– Click HERE to access the Petition Request form, for those requesting copies of petition pages for candidates.

Note: Candidates must print completed online nominating petition pages and include them with required forms when filing for candidacy.

– Minor party forms and calculations will be available in March 2024 (pursuant to 1-8-50 (E), NMSA 1978).

 

2024 Primary Election Overview

The Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, June 4, 2024. There are three major political parties in the state:  Democratic, Libertarian, Republican.

 

When to File

Candidates will file with their proper filing officer (see section below “Where to File – Proper Filing Officer”), between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on the following dates:

  • February 6, 2024 – Pre-Primary Designation Candidates
  • March 12, 2024 – All other offices and candidates who failed to receive party designation
  • March 19, 2024 – Write-in Candidates and final opportunity for Pre-Primary designation candidates who failed to receive party designation

 

Where to File – Proper Filing Officer

Declarations of candidacy, nominating petitions (if required), and any other candidate qualification document(s) will be filed with the proper filing officer on the dates listed above.

The proper filing officer for each office is outlined in 1-1-5.9, NMSA 1978, and is as follows:

  • Statewide and federal offices will file with the Secretary of State.
  • All other candidates will file with the county clerk in the county in which the candidate resides.

 

PROPER FILING OFFICER

 
Secretary of State County Clerks
United States Senator State Senator
United States Representative State Representative
Justice of the Supreme Court Public Education Commission
Judge of the Court of Appeals District Attorney
Metropolitan Court Judge
Magistrate Court Judge
County Sheriff
County Assessor
County Commissioner
County Councilor
County Clerk
County Treasurer
Probate Judge

 

What to File

Each candidate seeking to participate in the Primary Election 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 (9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., on the date the filing is due).
Job Title Open File
2024 Primary Affidavit of Designation Open File
2024 Primary Declaration of Candidacy Open File
2024 Primary Declaration of Intent Write in Candidacy for Primary Open File
2024 Primary Paupers Statement Open File
2024 Primary Statewide Nominating Petition – English Open File
2024 Primary Statewide Nominating Petition – Spanish Open File
2024 Primary Election Request for Address Confidentiality Open File
2024 President of the United States Nominating Petition Open File

Upcoming Statewide Elections

2024 Primary Election: Tuesday, June 4, 2024 

2024 General Election:  Tuesday, November 5, 2024

Quick Contact Information


Mailing & Physical Address
New Mexico Capitol Annex North
325 Don Gaspar, Suite 300
Santa Fe, NM 87501

Hours of Operation
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Monday through Friday

Toll Free : 1-800-477-3632

Business Services Division
Phone 505-827-3600 (Option 1)
Fax 505-827-4387
Email Business.Services@sos.nm.gov

Bureau of Elections
Phone: 505-827-3600 (Option 2)
Email: Elections@sos.nm.gov

Ethics Division
Phone: 505-827-3600 (Option 2)
Email: Sos.ethics@sos.nm.gov

Receptionist
Phone 505-827-3600 (Option 3)

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