Candidates & Campaigns

2020 Candidate Information Guide

The Secretary of State is pleased to release the 2020 Candidate Information Guide.  The Guide serves as an easy to use reference for candidates who are seeking federal, state or county office in the 2020 primary or general election.

To file as a minor party or independent candidate, click here.

Click here for Written Authorization for Designation

2020 Major Party Nomination to Fill Vacancy on the General Ballot

Click here for the Major Party Nomination 2020 Declaration of Candidacy Form

2020 General Election Party Nomination Vacancy Appointment

Pursuant to NMSA 1978 §§ 1-8-7 and 1-8-8

Click here for 2020 General Appointment Form

Primary Election Candidacy Information

When to File

Preprimary Convention Designation Candidate Filing Day: February 4, 2020 from 9am to 5pm

All Other Major Party Candidate Filing Day:  March 10, 2020 from 9am to 5pm

Primary Election Write-in Candidate Filing Day: March 17, 2020 from 9am to 5pm

What to file

Filing as a Major Party Candidate

Each candidate filing to appear on the primary election ballot must submit the following completed forms to the proper filing officer on the designated filing date:

Filing as a Primary Election Write-in Candidate

Each candidate filing to appear on the primary election ballot as a write-in candidate must submit the following forms to the proper filing officer on the designated filing date:

 

For more information regarding the minor party qualification process please visit the NM Political Party Information page.

 

Upcoming Elections

2020 General Election - November 3, 2020

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)