Candidates & Campaigns

2021 Regular Local Election Candidate Information

The Secretary of State issued a proclamation on August 4, calling for the 2021 Regular Local Election to be held on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2021.

When to File

Candidate filing day for the 2021 Regular Local Election is TUESDAY, AUGUST 24, 2021 – between 9:00am and 5:00pm.

What to File

Each Candidate filing to appear on the Regular Local Election ballot must submit a Declaration of Candidacy (and any other required forms) to their proper filing office (county clerk in the county that the candidate resides) – during the designated hours.

2021 Regular Local Election Candidate Guide – This guide serves as an easy-to-use reference for prospective candidates who are interested in running for local offices that will appear on the ballot this fall.

Nominating Petitions

2021 RLE: Qualified Elector Nominating Petition – English

2021 RLE: Qualified Elector Nominating Petition – Spanish

Upcoming Elections

Regular Local Election: November 2, 2021

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)