Voting & Elections
Information on Voting and Elections in the State of New Mexico.
Candidates & Campaigns
Information on how to become a candidate and about complying with campaign finance disclosure and reporting requirements.
Legislation, Lobbying & Legal Resources
Learn about Lobbying in our state. Find Legislative information to include Signed & Chaptered Bills and Legal Resources.
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Become a notary, renew your notary commission, or obtain information about apostilles or certification of official documents.
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New Mexico’s statewide address confidentiality program administered by the Secretary of State to assist 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.
Learn about how we protect your voter and business information. You might also find a tip or two that will help you secure your information as well.
About New Mexico
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Candidates & Campaigns
2022 New Mexico Public Financing Information
Public Financing Guide and forms will be released in August 2021
Upon receipt of a final submittal of qualifying contributions by an applicant candidate, the SOS shall determine from the applicant candidate’s statement whether the applicant candidate has:
- signed and filed a declaration of intent to obtain financing pursuant to the Voter Action Act in accordance with the requirements of that act;
- collected and submitted the appropriate number of qualifying contributions after filing a declaration of intent;
- met the qualifications to be a candidate pursuant to other applicable state election law;
- complied with contribution and expenditure restrictions; and
- otherwise met the requirements for obtaining financing pursuant to the Voter Action Act.
Our office will happily assist applicant candidates and their campaign committees with the certification process for public financing. The New Mexico Public Financing Guide for the 2020 Election Cycle will be available on August 30, 2019. If you are pursuing public financing, we strongly suggest you review both the VAA and the New Mexico Public Financing Guide for the 2020 Election Cycle before beginning the process.
If you are an interested candidate you must begin by submitting the 2020 Applicant Candidate Declaration of Intent to the SOS. Prior to accepting contributions of more than $100 from any one contributor, please reference NMSA 1978, Section 1-19A-3(D).
For further information, please contact the ethics staff of the Bureau of Elections:
Regular Local Election: November 2, 2021