2014 is a Gubernatorial Election year in New Mexico. This means that the Governor and all statewide elected officials, including the Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, State Auditor, State Treasurer, Attorney General and Commissioner of Public Lands, are up for election. Each of these officials is elected for a four-year term, always on what is called an “off-year cycle,” meaning not a presidential election year. Any other statewide office for which there has been a recent appointment, or for which there is an unexpired term, may also be on the ballot. This year, there is a contest for Judge of the Court of Appeals. Additionally, four federal offices—all three United States Representatives and one of the state’s two US Senators—are on the ballot.
All 70 members of the State House of Representatives, each serving two-year terms, are up for election, as are various regional offices, judicial positions and numerous county offices. Additionally, in the General Election there will be ballot questions concerning constitutional amendments, bond authorizations and retention of judges.
The Primary Election, in which voters belonging to the two major parties, Republican and Democratic, choose nominees for the general election, is held on June 3. The General Election is November 4.