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
Political Action Committee Information
In accordance with the New Mexico Campaign Reporting Act, Sections 1-19-25 through 1-19-36 NMSA 1978, a “political committee” is defined as:
1) a political party,
2) a legislative caucus committee,
3) an association that consists of two or more persons whose primary purpose is to make contributions to candidates, campaign committees or political committees or make coordinated expenditures or any combination thereof; or
4) an association that consists of two or more persons whose primary purpose is to make independent expenditures and that has received more than five thousand dollars ($5,000) in contributions or made independent expenditures of more than five thousand dollars ($5,000) in the election cycle.
Political Committees are required to appoint and maintain a treasurer and file a statement of organization with the Office of the Secretary of State along with a filing fee of $50.00 prior to accepting contributions or making any expenditures. Registration and payment may be completed online. Registered PACs must continue to file regular reports by the deadlines prescribed in statute.
Entities interested in forming a political action committee (PAC) are urged to read the Campaign Reporting Act and seek the guidance of an attorney or other professional.
Political Action Committee Resources
Political Action Committee Forms
For more information regarding Independent Expenditures, visit our Independent Expenditures page.
Regular Local Election: November 2, 2021