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.
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Learn about Lobbying in our state. Find Legislative information to include Signed & Chaptered Bills and Legal Resources.
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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 Primary Election Candidate Information
2022 Primary Election Overview
The Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, June 7, 2022. The Secretary of State will issue a public proclamation calling for the election on Monday, January 31, 2022.
2022 Candidate Information Guide
The Secretary of State is pleased to release the 2022 Primary Candidate Guide . This guide serves as an easy-to-use reference for candidates who are seeking federal, state or county office in the 2022 primary and general election.
When to File
Candidate filing day for those individuals seeking preprimary convention designation for the 2022 Primary Election is TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2022 – between 9:00am and 5:00pm.
Candidate filing day for all other individuals and those who did not receive preprimary designation for the 2022 Primary Election is TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 2022 – between 9:00am and 5:00pm.
Where to File – Proper Filing Officer
Declarations of candidacy and candidate qualification documents by any candidate for statewide or federal office – will file with the Secretary of State
Declarations of candidacy and candidate qualification documents by all other candidates – will file with the county clerk of the county in which the candidate resides
What to File
Each Candidate filing to appear on the Primary Election ballot must submit a Declaration of Candidacy (and any other required forms) to their proper filing officer (see above section “Where to File – Proper Filing Officer”), during the designated hours.
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 (pursuant to 1-3-13 (G), NMSA 1978), 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. (PLEASE NOTE: Nominating petition forms are currently available for Statewide and Judicial offices ONLY) We encourage candidates or their representatives to contact our Office with any questions about this process.
- 2022 US Representative Nominating Petition – English
- 2022 US Representative Nominating Petition – Spanish
- 2022 Statewide Nominating Petition – English
- 2022 Statewide Nominating Petition – Spanish
- 2022 Judicial and DA Nominating Petition – English
- 2022 Judicial and DA Nominating Petition – Spanish
- 2022 NM PEC Nominating Petition – English
- 2022 NM PEC Nominating Petition – Spanish
- 2022 NM House of Representatives Nominating Petition – English
- 2022 NM House of Representatives Nominating Petition – Spanish
- 2022 Nominating Petitions for Other Districted Offices
Candidate Filing Forms
- 2022 Primary: Declaration of Candidacy – Statement of Intent – Coming Soon
- 2022 Primary: Declaration to Intent to be a Write-In Candidate – Coming Soon
- 2022 Primary: Written Authorization for Designation – Coming Soon
- 2022 Primary: Affidavit of Withdrawal of Candidacy – Coming Soon
- 2022 Primary: Paupers Statement (County Candidates only) – Coming Soon
Municipal Officer Election: March 1, 2022
Primary Election: June 7, 2022
General Election: November 8, 2022