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
Know Before You Go – February 6 Filing Day
- Office Hours: 8 AM – 5 PM
- Filing Hours: 9 AM – 5 PM*
* There will be NO filings processed prior to 9 AM and NO filings accepted after 5 PM. It is your responsibility arrive with adequate time to fully complete the filing process between 9 AM and 5 PM.
Major Parties in New Mexico
Offices Filing on February 6th
Major Party Candidates for:
- U.S. Senate
- U.S. Representative
* If you are not a prospective candidate for one of these contests, you will NOT be able to file on this day. Please see the 2024 candidate guide to determine your appropriate filing date and proper filing officer.
- Make an appointment: Although walk-in filers will be accepted, having an appointment is the best way to avoid delays while filing and expedite filing. Schedule your appointment by sending a request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Pre-print Nominating Petitions: Having your nominating petition pages already printed by the time you arrive will help staff move you through the process efficiently. Petitions that need to be printed onsite on filing day can be done at a reasonable cost (please note that this will likely take some time if done onsite the day of; you will be unable to continue filing until staff has completed printing).
- Have all documents ready: Although services will be available to help look up or address missing or incomplete documents, you will be pulled out of the queue while discrepancies are resolved and could experience delays upon reentry.
- Know your Voter Number: Check the “Find My Registration and Election Information” section of nmvote.org to find your voter number. Having this available will help SOS staff quickly and accurately add you to your contest.
- Be prepared: Review 2024 Primary Election Candidate Information | Maggie Toulouse Oliver – New Mexico Secretary of State (nm.gov) to ensure you have all required forms, know your proper filing day and proper filing officer, and are ready to go. If you have any questions about what is required, contact SOS Bureau of Elections at email@example.com or call (505)-827-3600 (Option 2).
Important Document Reminders:
- Review your voter record at nmvote.org and compare it to the information on your Declaration of Candidacy; the information on your Declaration must be identical to your voter registration, pay special attention to the following areas:
- Date of Birth
- Party of Registration
- Changes to registration must have been made on or before January 29, 2024, pursuant to 1-10-6(A) NMSA 1978.
- Declaration of Candidacy must be notarized.
- Prior to coming in to file, remove all staples, paper clips, post-it notes, or any other foreign material from your petition pages. Failure to do so will result in increased processing times and potentially obscured signatures.
Affidavit of Designation (if applicable)
- If you will be designating an individual to file on your behalf, they must bring with them an Affidavit of Designation.
- Reminder: The designee will NOT be able to make any changes on behalf of the candidate.
- If you wish to make your address confidential upon filing, please bring this form with you.
- Should you be qualified, you will remain eligible to have your address designated as confidential until the election.
- If you win your election, your address will remain confidential for 2 years.
- If you lose your election, your confidential address designation will be removed.
- If you are disqualified, your confidential address designation will be removed.
Upcoming Statewide Elections
2024 Primary Election: Tuesday, June 4, 2024
2024 General Election: Tuesday, November 5, 2024