2022 General Election Candidate Information

 

Petition forms, candidate forms, and additional information for Independent, Minor Party and Write-In Candidates for the 2022 General Election

Don’t be fooled by misinformation. Get the facts about New Mexico’s voting and elections.

Nominating Petition Signature Calculations Now Available – Independent and Minor Party Candidates

Calculations for the minimum required number of signatures for Independent and Minor Party Candidates are now available for the 2022 General Election.

 

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.

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: Starting Monday, May 23, 2022, Mora County offices will be back to normal (and no longer in their temporary space in Wagon Mound). Early voting will be available at the County Clerk’s office.
  • 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.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

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.

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

Checkout the online voter guide produced by the League of Women Voters – Vote411.org

Business Services Division Updates

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: BUSINESS FILING SYSTEM REPLACEMENT PROJECT
-NOTICE-

Request for Proposal Number: 20-37000-21-00002

TITLE: BUSINESS FILING SYSTEM REPLACEMENT

Click HERE for more information


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

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

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)