The Secretary of State is pleased to announce the launch of online voter registration. Eligible New Mexico citizens can now update their existing registration or register for the first time anywhere they can get online. All you need is a state-issued I.D.
Visit our Voter Services page to get started.
New Mexico’s Primary Election is a nomination process for registered democrats and republicans to pick their nominees to appear on the November general election ballot. Nominees for president of the United States, United States Congress, some statewide races, all legislative races, and some county races will be chosen during this important election.
New Mexico Primary Elections are “closed” and only registered democrat or republicans may participate. Please view our Get Informed page for more details and frequently asked questions in order to participate in New Mexico’s 2016 Primary Election.
Visit the 2016 Primary Election Candidate Portal to find out who has filed for office in all eligible races statewide. Additionally, ballot order and qualification status will be updated as it becomes available.
2016 Campaign Finance Training
Candidates and Political Action Committees are encouraged to sign up for a free webinar conducted by the Ethics Bureau of the Office of the Secretary of State. The staff will go over campaign finance laws and best practices, will demonstrate how to use the Campaign Finance Information System, and answer questions.
The Secretary of State is pleased to release the 2016 Primary Election Candidate Guide. The Guide will provide a basic understanding of qualifying and filing for candidacy for offices that will appear on the 2016 primary election ballot. The Guide also provides a brief description of the campaign finance law that all candidates must adhere to whether or not they raise or spend money during their campaign for candidacy.
Please view our 2016 Candidate Information page for more details and to download the 2016 Primary Election Candidate Guide.
Please visit the 2016 Minor Party Qualification Information page to find out details on how a new minor party can be qualified in New Mexico.
You may access all 2016 public financing information at the following link: http://www.sos.state.nm.us/Candidate_And_Pac_Information/Voter_Action_Act.aspx
Major party applicant candidates may begin collecting seed money as of August 2, 2015 - March 15, 2016.
Minor and independent party applicant candidates may begin collecting seed money as of December 3, 2015 through June 30, 2016.
Please be aware of declaration of intent monetary threshold restrictions.
A candidate becomes ineligible for public financing once he or she has accepted contributions totaling five hundred dollars ($500) or more or made expenditures totaling five hundred dollars ($500) or more between the beginning of the qualifying period and filing a Declaration of Intent.
Major Parties – October 1, 2015 through March 15, 2016
Independent and Minor Parties – February 1, 2016 through June 30, 2016
Beginning April 1, 2015, the New Mexico Secretary of State’s Office will start utilizing the Conversion of Checks to ACH banking services through Wells Fargo Fiscal Agent Banking Services. This service evaluates checks for conversion eligibility and then, if applicable, converts the checks to an ACH debit transaction. The ACH transaction is then charged to the consumer's bank account instead of the paper check. This is official 30 day notification to our customers, taxpayers, and other payees that your checks received for payment may be converted to an ACH debit transaction.
''When you provide a check as payment to the Secretary of State, you authorize the State of New Mexico to either use information from your check to make a one-time electronic fund transfer from your account or to process the payment as a check transaction.”
Effective July 1, 2013, the Corporations Bureau of the NM Public Regulation Commission was transferred to the Business Services Division of the Office of the New Mexico Secretary of State in Santa Fe, New Mexico. This move is a result of a Constitutional Amendment that was passed by the electorate in the November 2012 General Election and subsequent enabling legislation passed during the 2013 legislative session that now provides the Secretary of State (SOS) statutory authority to charter corporations.
Santa Fe: 505-827-4508
If you would like to receive future e-mail announcements from the Business Services Division, regarding Corporations, UCC’s or LLC’s, please sign up to add your contact information to our e-mail distribution list.
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