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.
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.
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
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:
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: email@example.com
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
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