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.


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Election Division Updates



*Please note – due to the special session, the location of the rule hearing has moved to the State Land Office

The Office of the New Mexico Secretary of State (“Office”) hereby gives notice that the Office will conduct a public hearing on the new Financial Disclosure Reporting Procedures rule to be codified as Part 1.10.31 NMAC.

Purpose: The objective of the rule is to establish uniformity in the filing and enforcement of the financial disclosure act as prescribed by the Financial Disclosures Act [Chapter 10, Article 16A NMSA 1978].

Date: December 14, 2021, from 9:00 am to 11:00 pm.


New Mexico State Land Office

310 Old Santa Fe Trail

Santa Fe, NM 87504

Every effort will be made to ensure that this hearing will be live streamed on the SOS website. 

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 recorded by a court reporter.

A copy of the full notice of proposed rulemaking and draft rule is available for download here:

A copy of the draft rule can also be obtained from the Bureau of Elections by calling (505) 827-3600 or emailing kari.fresquez@state.nm.us.

Public Comment Instructions:

Interested individuals may provide comments at the public hearing. 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 5:00pm on December 13, 2021

All written public comments will be posted on the website throughout the written comment period at: www.sos.state.nm.us.

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.

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

Online Training Course – coming soon – expected on or around December 15, 2021

Approved Remote Online Notary System Providers – coming soon!

RULONA Notary Handbook – coming soon!

Updated Forms – coming soon!

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.

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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

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Upcoming Elections

City of Albuquerque Runoff Election: December 7, 2021

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

Phone 505-827-3600 (Option 3)