About the office

Office Initiatives

New Mexico Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver took office in 2016 with big ideas in mind. Secretary Toulouse Oliver was determined to fix our state’s campaign finance system, make it easier for eligible New Mexicans to vote, run safe and secure elections, promote civic engagement, and provide essential resources to businesses and entrepreneurs – which is exactly what she’s done.

Check out some of the Secretary of State’s most exciting ongoing initiatives below.

NMVOTE.ORG

NMvote.org is your one-stop shop for information and resources about voting and elections in New Mexico. Register to vote online or update your current voter registration. Request an absentee ballot. Find a voting location. View important upcoming election dates. Request a military or overseas ballot. Look up third-party voter registration agents. It’s all here for your convenience.

NATIVE AMERICAN VOTING TASKFORCE

The Secretary of State’s Native American Voting Task Force was created with the express purpose of improving election outcomes in New Mexico’s tribal communities. The task force is made up of ten members from various tribes and pueblos across the state and its members are working hard to achieve the task force’s goals, including making recommendations to the Secretary of State about how to increase voter registration and establish adequate early voting sites in Native American communities; Providing election materials in Native American languages; Assisting New Mexico’s counties in complying with federal voting rights statutes; Advocating to the legislature to address the digital divide and internet connectivity; Securing additional funding for Native American voter outreach programs; and much more. Learn more [here].

SAFE AT HOME (CONFIDENTIAL ADDRESS PROGRAM)

The Secretary of State’s Safe at Home program (formerly known as the Confidential Address Program) allows 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, while keeping their actual address confidential. The Secretary of State collects mail for Safe at Home participants from an undisclosed P.O. Box and then forwards the mail on to the participant’s actual, private address. When participants in the program enter into business relationships with state, city, and other agencies, the use of the fictitious address maintains that person’s confidentiality. It also relieves those agencies of the difficult and costly responsibilities of maintaining confidential records. In this way, Safe at Home participants are at a reduced risk from being tracked using public records. And though it’s important, this confidential program is only one step in a long-term, personal security strategy. Survivors of domestic violence can receive help in developing their personal security strategy and finding resources and ideas at a domestic violence program in their area.

 

To learn more or to see if you qualify for the program, call toll-free at 1-800-477-3632, email at CAP.sos@state.nm.us, or send direct mail to P.O. Box 1888, Santa Fe, NM 87504.

CENSUS 2020 COMPLETE COUNT COMMISSION

Secretary Toulouse Oliver is a member of the New Mexico 2020 Complete Count Commission which was established in 2019. New Mexico has been identified as a “hard-to-count” state because of our demographics and geography and we are the state most vulnerable to an undercount in the 2020 Census. Billions of dollars in federal money that is allocated to healthcare, education, and critical infrastructure programs on a per capita basis is at stake if every New Mexican is not counted. The Complete Count Commission will promote and advertise the Census; focus resources on hard-to-count areas and populations; support and coordinate with local complete count committees; and guide the disbursement of resources as a means of ensuring the highest participation rate possible in the 2020 Census.

Upcoming Elections

  • 2019 Regular Local Elections - November 5, 2019
  • 2020 Municipal Officer Elections - March 3, 2020
  • 2020 Primary Election - June 2, 2020
  • 2020 General Election - November 3, 2020

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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)

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