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.
NM SOS Website Site Map
Few plants or animals are more ingrained in the culture and biology of New Mexico than the Piñon Pine (Pinus edulis). It is also sometimes called Two Needle Piñon. The species is found mostly in New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, and Arizona with small populations in some of the adjacent states. The species grows very slowly, often in more dry habitats in the mountains at an elevation of 4,500 up to about 8,000 feet. The adult trees are usually within 15-35 feet tall. The round to ovate cones are distinctive. The New Mexico Federation of Women’s Clubs was asked to select the State Tree and the Piñon Pine proved to be their favorite. On March 16, 1949, the State Legislature officially adopted the Piñon Pine as the State Tree. Seeds (pine nuts) of the plant were collected by Native Americans for centuries. This was noted by the first Spanish settlers arriving in the 1600’s, Every few years Piñon Pine will produce a bumper crop of nuts which are gathered by people, and eaten by birds, bears and other wildlife. Jays, especially Piñon Jays depend heavily on nuts of this plant and even help to spread the plant by caching deposits of seeds. Piñon wood warms New Mexicans across the state and give off a distinctive and very pleasant incense smell. In recent years many Piñon Pines across the state have died off because of drying and warming conditions which have made them more vulnerable to bark beetles. Global warming will only make their recovery more difficult.