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.
Unofficial Election Results
Results will become available after 7 PM on Election Day, November 2, 2021 and will be posted as they are received from the county offices.
Election Day Voter Hotline
Toll Free: 1-800-477-3632
Santa Fe: 505-827-3600 Option 2
The Election Day Voter Hotline is available on Election Day, November 2, from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM to assist voters with questions or concerns.
Calculations for the minimum required number of signatures for Independent and Minor Party Candidates are now available for the 2022 General Election.
2022 General Election Proclamation
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.
INFORMATION FOR VOTERS AFFECTED BY THE FIRES
The current fires burning in New Mexico have already resulted in changes to how the 2022 Primary Election is being administered in certain areas. As the situation evolves, the Secretary of State’s Office and New Mexico’s County Clerks are preparing for how best to serve the needs of any voters who are affected by the fires. Check back here for updates.
- MORA COUNTY: Due to the fires, the Mora County Clerk’s Office has been temporarily moved to Wagon Mound City Hall (600 Catron Ave, Wagon Mound, NM 87752). Beginning Tuesday, May 10, 2022, the office will be open from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm and county services will be available, including in-person early voting with the County Clerk.
- Certain counties around the state are at risk of fire danger and potential disruption. If you live in the counties of SAN MIGUEL, LOS ALAMOS, or SANDOVAL we encourage you to participate in Early Voting as soon as possible once in-person voting begins at County Clerks’ offices on Tuesday, May 10, 2022.
- All registered major party voters can vote by mail in the 2022 Primary Election by using an absentee ballot. If you have been displaced by the fires or have preemptively relocated away from your primary residence, we encourage you to consider voting by mail using an absentee ballot. Click HERE to request an absentee ballot online and have it sent to you at the location where you are currently residing. The last day to request an absentee ballot for the 2022 Primary Election is June 2, 2022.
- A full list of contact information for every New Mexico County Clerk can be found by clicking HERE.
In order to provide the best service possible and faster processing for our customers at the Secretary of State’s Office, our walk-in services for Business Services customers will be limited to Mondays through Thursdays. The last day our Business Services staff will provide walk-in services on a Friday is Friday, February 18, 2022. We look forward to serving you and please contact us with any questions.
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
Business Services Division Updates
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: BUSINESS FILING SYSTEM REPLACEMENT PROJECT
Request for Proposal Number: 20-37000-21-00002
TITLE: BUSINESS FILING SYSTEM REPLACEMENT
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.
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Primary Election: June 7, 2022
General Election: November 8, 2022