Candidates & Campaigns

2019 Local Election Candidate Guide

The Secretary of State is pleased to release the Local Election Candidate Guide
The Guide serves as an easy to use reference for candidates who are seeking local office in the November 5, 2019 Local Election.

For more information regarding candidates filing requirements, please read the Local Election Candidate Guide

When to File

  • Candidate Filing Day:  August 27, 2019 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
  • Write-in Candidate Filing Day:  September 3, 2019 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
  • Deadline to Withdraw: September 3, 2019.

What to File

Each candidate filing to appear on the 2019 Local Election ballot must complete and submit the following forms to the County Clerk’s office on the designated filing date:

Declaration of Candidacy

Nominating Petition Form if required

Affidavit of Designation if required

Declaration of Intent to be a Write-in Candidate

Withdrawl of Candidacy

Where to File

Each candidate filing to appear on the 2019 Regular Local Election ballot, must file in the County Clerk’s Office in which they are registered. To verify your county of registration, please visit our Voter Information Portal.

*Please note certain districts are multi-county districts and should be filed in the county clerk’s office in which the candidate resides.

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

View All Elections

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)