Candidates & Campaigns

2022 Municipal Officer Election


2022 Municipal Officer Election Overview

The Municipal Officer Election will be held on March 1, 2022. Municipalities (including home rule municipalities) who did not opt-in to the Regular Local Election will participate in the Municipal Officer Election. The Secretary of State will issue a proclamation in early December 2021.


Candidate Information

When to File

Candidate filing day for the 2022 Municipal Officer Election is TUESDAY, JANUARY 4, 2022 – between 9:00am and 5:00pm.

What to File

Each Candidate filing to appear on the Municipal Officer Election ballot must submit a Declaration of Candidacy (and any other required forms) to their proper filing office (municipal clerk where the candidate resides) – during the designated hours.

Nominating Petitions

If the municipality in which you are running for office requires petition signatures, one of the first steps candidates take to get on the ballot is gathering signatures on petition forms from registered voters in their district. Due to the delay in Census data being received from the federal government and redistricting (NMSA 1-3-13G), petition forms used by candidates seeking districted office, that are published by our Office, will be delayed. District boundaries will be redrawn in December 2021 by the legislature, using 2020 Census data. Receipt of valid signatures on a petition form are based on the official district boundaries set by the legislature and, by law, our office cannot publish those forms for districted offices until the legislature has completed its work. To ensure that candidates are collecting valid signatures from the proper district, it is essential that districted office candidates use only the forms published by our Office. Official nominating petition forms for districted offices will be posted as soon as available on the SOS website. We encourage candidates or their representatives to contact our Office with any questions about this process.


Candidate Forms

Upcoming Elections

Municipal Officer Election: March 1, 2022

Primary Election: June 7, 2022

General Election: November 8, 2022

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

Bureau of Elections
Phone: 505-827-3600 (Option 2)

Ethics Division
Phone: 505-827-3600 (Option 2)

Phone 505-827-3600 (Option 3)