Legislation, Lobbying & Legal Resources

Lobbyist Registration

The Lobbyist Regulation Act (“Act”) requires any individual who is initially employed or retained as a lobbyist to file new or renewal lobbyist registration forms with the Office of the Secretary of State in the month of January or prior to lobbying.

All new and updated registration forms must be submitted prior to the start of the upcoming legislative session or prior to providing any lobbyist services to the employer. Additionally, if you are retained by subsequent employers during the session, or any time after your initial registration, you must file a supplemental registration form prior to commencing services.

The annual registration fee is $50.00 per employer, which must be paid at the time you file the registration or renewal form. Lobbyists who are not compensated by a lobbyist employer are not required to pay the registration fee. Additionally, it is important that you maintain current contact information in the Campaign Finance Information System (CFIS) so that you receive all future communication.

Making An Online Payment For Registration Fees

All registration and renewal is completed via CFIS.

First Time Lobbyists:

The lobbyist and each lobbyist employer are required to file a registration form in CFIS before a lobbyist may begin lobbying.  After submitting an electronic registration, the SOS will review and approve the registration which will trigger a system generated email to complete the setup of the lobbyist system account and password.  A complete registration form with authorization forms from all lobbyist employers is required to be on file before a lobbyist may commence lobbying activities.

Renewing Lobbyists:

Once logged into CFIS, click the ‘Registration Renewal’ button on the Administration screen.  During the renewal process, the lobbyist is expected to choose ‘renew employment’ or ‘do not renew employment’ next to each employer.  The employer may also add additional employers as needed before submitting the registration form.  Keep in mind that if you add a new lobbyist employer, the employer is required to submit an electronic authorization form which authorized you to lobby on their behalf.

If you have questions, please contact the Bureau of Elections at (505) 827-3600 or via email at sos.elections@state.nm.us.

Upcoming Elections

General Election: November 8, 2022

Quick Contact Information

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