Office Closure Announcement

The Office of the Secretary of State will be closed on Monday, January 17 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

UPDATED: 2022 Candidate Guide Now Available

This guide reflects the redistricting updates and chaptering of SB1, HB9, HB8 and SB2.

Financial Disclosure Statements due January 31st, 2022 in CFIS

If you are required to file a Financial Disclosure Statement (FDS), you will file electronically in the Campaign Finance Information System (CFIS). There are no paper forms to file.

 

Click HERE for Financial Disclosure Statement information

Click HERE for CFIS resources, or to REGISTER for a live training webinar

2022 Nominating Petitions Now Available

For the office of US Representative, NM Public Education Commission, and NM State House of Representatives

2022 Municipal Officer Election

The Municipal Officer Election will be held on Tuesday, March 1, 2022

NMVote.org

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.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

All visitors to the Capitol complex during the 2022 New Mexico Legislative Session, which includes the Secretary of State’s Office, must show proof of their COVID-19 vaccination status or exemption in order to enter. Visitors should also be aware that firearms are not allowed in the State Capitol and metal detectors and screening procedures will be in place.

Meet the New Mexico Secretary of State

Maggie Toulouse Oliver

 

Job Opportunities at the New Mexico Secretary of State’s Office

The New Mexico Secretary of State’s Office can’t function without great employees. We’re always on the lookout for talented, passionate people to join us. Employment with the New Mexico Secretary of State’s Office represents more than just a job – it’s an opportunity to make a difference and improve your state. Discover job opportunities by clicking on the Jobs link below and apply using the Apply button which takes you to the State Personnel Website.

Election Division Updates


CAMPAIGN FINANCE PROHIBITED PERIOD


Financial Disclosure Reporting Procedures

The Secretary of State has adopted a new administrative rule, codified as 1.10.31 NMAC, to establish uniformity in the filing and enforcement of the Financial Disclosure Act which will become effective on January 1, 2022.  This rulemaking authority was granted to the Secretary of State with the passage of House Bill 244 during the 2021 Regular Legislative Session.  The new rule is expected to aid office holders and others required to disclose financial and business interests in complying with state requirements.  Financial Disclosure Statements are due January 31, 2022.

Click HERE to read the new rule

Click HERE for more information on the Financial Disclosure Act


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 to obtain public input on amendments to the Campaign Finance rule codified as 1.10.13 NMAC.

A public hearing will be held on February 8, 2022, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, at the PERA Building located at 33 Plaza La Prensa Santa Fe, NM 87507. 

The public hearing allows members of the public an opportunity to submit data, testimony, and arguments in person on the proposed rule changes detailed below.  All comments will be transcribed by a court reporter or recorded by audio recording.

Copies of the proposed rule and complete notice of rulemaking are available for download HERE. 

Copies of the rule may also be requested by contacting the Bureau of Elections by calling (505) 827-3600 or emailing kari.fresquez@state.nm.us. The proposed rule is also available on the New Mexico Sunshine Portal. Interested individuals may provide comments at the public hearing.

Instructions for Submitting Written Comment: Before the public hearing, written comments may be sent to Kari Fresquez, Director of Legislative and Executive Affairs, via email at kari.fresquez@state.nm.us, fax (505) 827-8403, or by regular mail at Attn: Kari Fresquez – proposed rule, The Office of the New Mexico Secretary of State, 325 Don Gaspar, Suite 300, Santa Fe, NM 87501. The deadline to receive written comment is February 7, 2022 by 5:00 pm.  All written public comments will be posted on the website throughout the written comment period at: www.sos.state.nm.us.

Business Services Division Updates

Important Notice

Revised Uniform Law on Notarial Acts (RULONA) is effective on January 1, 2022.

This change in law impacts every current and future commissioned notary public.

All notarial officers will be required to get new official stamps to meet new legal requirements, keep a mandatory journal of notarial acts, and pass a training examination before being recommissioned.

The new law also provides for notarial officers to apply with the Secretary of State to become authorized to perform remote online notarizations.

RULONA Statute
12.9.3 NMAC – Notarial Procedures
12.9.4 NMAC – Notarial Procedures REMOTE ONLINE

RULONA FAQs

Online Training Course

RULONA Notary Handbook

Updated Forms

Approved Remote Online Notary System Providers


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.


Attention:

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.

 

Resources

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

Upcoming Elections

Municipal Officer Election: March 1, 2022

Primary Election: June 7, 2022

General Election: November 8, 2022

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

Receptionist
Phone 505-827-3600 (Option 3)