2022 Nominating Petition Forms for Statewide Office, Judicial and District Attorneys are now Available

The nominating petition forms our Office publishes for use by candidates seeking a districted office, which must be used by candidates when gathering signatures, are now available.


Click below to access online voter services including your voter registration and absentee ballot request.

National Recognition for New Mexico's Election Administration

Over the last few years New Mexico has been steadily rising in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Election Performance Index. We’re proud to say we’re now in the top 10! New Mexico scores well on having robust voter information tools for voters, using post-election audits, efficient absentee balloting, having below average wait times at polls, and in a number of other categories.

Meet the New Mexico Secretary of State

Maggie Toulouse Oliver


Election Division Updates

Candidate Nominating Petition Information

The nominating petition forms our Office publishes for use by candidates seeking a districted office, which must be used by candidates when gathering signatures, will be delayed due to the delay in Census data being received from the federal government and redistricting. Approved nominating petition forms for statewide/non-districted offices will still be made available by our Office on October 1, 2021.

Regular Local Election

The Regular Local Election (RLE) will take place on Tuesday,  November 2, 2021. For a listing of candidates who have filed, click HERE. For information about Regular Local Elections and the Local Election Act, click the link below. 

Business Services Division Updates

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

The Office of the New Mexico Secretary of State (“Office”) hereby gives notice that the Office will conduct a public hearing on new rules relevant to the 2021 passage of the Revised Uniform Law on Notarial Acts [14-14A-1 to 14-14A-32 NMSA 1978] which is effective beginning January 1, 2022.  The new rules shall be codified as:

12.9.3 NMAC Notarial Procedures

12.9.4 NMAC Remote Online Notarization Standards

Additionally, the purpose of the hearing is to obtain public input on repealing 12.9.2 NMAC Performing Electronic Notarial Acts.

The public hearing will be held on October 28, from 9:00 am to 11:00 am at

State Capitol Building, Room 317

490 Old Santa Fe Trail

Santa Fe, NM 87501

To view a webcast of the hearing click here: https://sg001-harmony.sliq.net/00293/harmony 

Written comments will be accepted through 11:00 am on October 28, 2021.  Written comments may be sent to Kari Fresquez, Director of Legislative and Executive Affairs:

Via email: kari.fresquez@state.nm.us

Via fax: (505) 827-3611

Via mail:              Office of the New Mexico Secretary of State

                                 Attn: Kari Fresquez – proposed rule

                                 325 Don Gaspar, Suite 300

                                 Santa Fe, NM 87501

Important Notice

New Legislation providing for the registration of Alternate Business Entity Names is effective July 1, 2021.  New forms to provide this information are now available on our website.  Our office will accept the old forms until July 15, 2021.  After this date, Business Services will no longer accept the old forms. 

For assistance on how to file alternate business names online, please call 505-827-3600.


All Biennial corporate reports with a due date of April 15, 2021 will be automatically granted an extension to follow suit with the Federal tax extension granted on May 17, 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Voting Information

Welcome to your one-stop shop for voting information!

Register to Vote

Register to vote or update your current voter registration Information.

Find My Registration & Election Information

View your voter registration information, voting location, sample ballot, absentee application and ballot status and your county clerk contact information.

Find a Voter Registration Agent

Find a list of voter registration agents near you.

Search Voting Location Data

Enter a street number and zip code to find the closest voting locations near you.

Business Services

Visit our one-stop shop for Business Services. You can use this site to:

Online Business Services

The Secretary of State is pleased to offer many of its services online. You can search public business information, E-File corporate and partnership reports… read more

Start a Business

All corporations, LLCs, and Partnerships must first register with the Secretary of State. You can register LLCs online, but partnerships and corporations registration forms must be completed… read more

Business Maintenance

File reports and amendments, change your registered agent, obtain certificates and suspend or close your business and more.



Access pages to NM State statutes, organizations and resources helpful in understanding requirements & helpful tips to conducting business in New Mexico.

Upcoming Elections

Regular Local Election: November 2, 2021

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@state.nm.us

Bureau of Elections
Phone: 505-827-3600 (Option 2)
Email: Sos.elections@state.nm.us

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

Phone 505-827-3600 (Option 3)