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.
Start a business, maintain a business or get general information on registered businesses in New Mexico.
Notary & Apostille
Become a notary, renew your notary commission, or obtain information about apostilles or certification of official documents.
File UCC's, AG Liens, register a trademark or other commercial filings.
Safe at Home
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
Learn about New Mexico Government, History, State Symbols, State Songs and other important information about our state.
Candidates & Campaigns
Campaign Finance Reporting Information
2018 Candidate Campaign Finance Reporting Guide
The Candidate Campaign Finance Guidelines were published by the Office of the Secretary of State to act as a comprehensive guide to aid candidates in complying with campaign finance disclosure and reporting requirements as outlined in the Campaign Reporting Act and the Campaign Finance Rule, NMAC 1.10.13. The guide also offers instructions for using the electronic Campaign Finance Information System (CFIS).
The Office of the Secretary of State will also schedule a training webinar to review the guidelines, provide a demonstration of CFIS, and provide an opportunity to ask questions prior to each report deadline.
Campaign Finance Reporting Schedule
Campaign Contribution Limits
The Campaign Reporting Act [1-19-25 to 1-19-3 NMSA 1978] contains provisions regarding contribution limits to and from candidates and political committees. Section 1-19-34-7(D), includes a provision regarding incremental increases in contribution limits after each general election. These incremental increases are based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) as measured by the U.S. Department of Labor.
As of July 1, 2019 the campaign contribution limits per election cycle are:
|From an individual
(person or entity)
|From a PAC|
|To a Non-Statewide Candidate||$5,000||$5,000|
|To a Statewide Candidate||$5,000||$5,000|
|To a PAC||$5,000||$5,000|
The contribution limits do not apply to contributions from a candidate’s personal funds to the candidate’s own campaign fund.
Campaign Contribution Limit Calculations
- Campaign Reporting Act
- Gift Act
- Important Notice for PRC Candidates
- NM Campaign Finance Information System
Arbitration Procedures Request Form
- 2019 Regular Local Elections - November 5, 2019
- 2020 Municipal Officer Elections - March 3, 2020
- 2020 Primary Election - June 2, 2020
- 2020 General Election - November 3, 2020