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.
Notary & Apostille
Remote Online Notarization FAQs
In 2021, the State of New Mexico enacted the Revised Uniform Law on Notarial Acts, aka RULONA (Sections 14-14-A1 to 14-14A-32 NMSA 1978 ) This law requires the Office of the Secretary of State to provide training and examination with the law as well as for performing Remote Online Notarizations.
The following FAQ’s are meant to help new and existing Notaries to navigate the changes that are now in place under RULONA. Please refer to the below links for the RULONA Statute and Notarial Procedures:
Revised Uniform Law on Notarial Act (RULONA) FAQs
|What is a Remote Online Notary (RON)?||A remote online notary is a notarial officer who is approved by the Secretary of State to perform Remote Online Notarizations using communication technology to perform a notarization of an electronic record.|
|Do I have to be a Remote Online Notary (RON)?||It is not a requirement to be a remote online notary, however if you wish to become one you must first be a commissioned notary public or Automatic Notarial Officer.|
|What is required to be a Remote Online Notary (RON)?||Applicants must be an existing notary public or Automatic Notarial Officer. They will need to submit a separate application, take the Remote Online Notary Education course and exam, and submit their RON Official Stamp within 45 days of approval.|
|Do I have to keep a Journal as a Remote Online Notary (RON)?||Yes. Click HERE for information on Journal requirements|
|What is the application fee to be a Remote Online Notary (RON)?||The application fee is $75. There is also a separate $30 fee for the training and exam that will be paid directly to the vendor.|
|Is there specific technology I must use when performing remote online notarizations?||Yes, please refer to the notarial procedures above, 12.9.4 NMAC. A list of approved system providers can be found HERE.|
|Do I have to physically be in New Mexico to perform a RON?||Yes, a notarial officer authorized to perform remote online notarizations must be physically located in the State of New Mexico at the time the notarial act takes place. 22.214.171.124 NMAC|
|Do I have to properly identify the remotely located individual I am performing RON for?||Yes, notary practices remain the same for remote online notarization. If you do not personally know the remotely located individual, you must reasonably verify their identity. 126.96.36.199 NMAC|
|I have questions regarding RULONA.||Please refer to RULONA FAQs|