Voting & Elections
Information on Voting and Elections in the State of New Mexico.
Candidates & Campaigns
Information on how to become a candidate and about complying with campaign finance disclosure and reporting requirements.
Legislation, Lobbying & Legal Resources
Learn about Lobbying in our state. Find Legislative information to include Signed & Chaptered Bills and Legal Resources.
Start a business, maintain a business or get general information on registered businesses in New Mexico.
Notary & Apostille
Become a notary, renew your notary commission, or obtain information about apostilles or certification of official documents.
File UCC's, AG Liens, register a trademark or other commercial filings.
Safe at Home
New Mexico’s statewide address confidentiality program administered by the Secretary of State to assist victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking or similar types of crimes to receive mail using the Secretary of State’s address as a substitute for their own.
Learn about how we protect your voter and business information. You might also find a tip or two that will help you secure your information as well.
About New Mexico
Learn about New Mexico Government, History, State Symbols, State Songs and other important information about our state.
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.
Maggie Toulouse Oliver
Election Division Updates
2021 Voting System Certification Committee (VSCC) Recertification of Voting Systems
The public comment period for recertifying the voting systems is now open. To submit written comment to the SOS and the VSCC, please click below for more information. All public comment received prior to August 4 at 1:00 PM will be provided to the VSCC for consideration.
The August 4, 2021 meeting of the VSCC will take place beginning at 1:00 PM at:
Sheraton Uptown – Grand Ballroom
2600 Louisiana Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
To view the meeting agenda click here .
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
The Office of the New Mexico Secretary of State, hereby gives notice that the Office will conduct a public hearing on the described rules below.
The purpose of this hearing is to obtain public input on the new Secured Containers Rule to be codified as Part 1.10.19 NMAC as well as amendments to the Alternative and Election Day Voting Administration Rule Part 1.10.15 NMAC.
A public hearing will be held on Thursday July 22, from 9:00 am to 11:00 pm, at the State Capitol Building located at 490 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87501 in Room 322. Every effort will be made to ensure that this hearing will be live streamed on the Office’s 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.
Regular Local Election
The Regular Local Election (RLE) will take place on November 2, 2021. The last day for municipalities to opt-in to the RLE is June 30, 2021. For information about Regular Local Elections and the Local Election Act, click the link below.
Business Services Division Updates
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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Regular Local Election: November 2, 2021