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2019 District Realignment

Final Realignment Spreadsheet

On Monday, July 22, 2019 Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver and her staff completed the legislatively-mandated, one-time realignment of certain elected office districts throughout New Mexico in a public meeting that took place in the state capitol building in Santa Fe and was live-streamed on the Legislature’s website (find the archived video here).

It is important to note that the realignment process did not change any district boundaries from which candidates are elected. The process was mandated by the Legislature’s passage of House Bill 407 in 2019 and was simply to align all odd- and even-numbered districts with the corresponding ballot on which those offices are elected, which makes the administration of elections more efficient and provides for more voter clarity.

During the public process on July 22, 2019 some districts were renumbered and, where necessary, a drawing of lots took place to determine the renumbering. Some terms of office were extended and, in those instances, a drawing of lots took place to determine which officeholder would receive an extended term.

The updated districts numbers, along with the term extensions, take effect immediately.

Below you will find details on each office that was affected by the legislatively-mandated, one-time realignment process.

You can find the full, final results of the 2019 district realignment process at the “Final Realignment Spreadsheet” link at the top of this page, or by clicking here.

Public Regulation Commission

Due to the fact that three commission members have terms expiring in 2022, a lot must be drawn between the members to determine who will receive an extended term and be placed in the highest odd-numbered district. The commissioners who will draw lots are Commissioner Byrd, Aguilar, and Fischmann. Additionally, the SOS will renumber the districts to correspond as closely as possible to the district number the current officer holds. See § 1-10-8.

Public Education Commission

Due to the fact that there are an even-number of commissioners whose term expires in 2022 and 2020, renumbering of the district numbers is only required and not a drawing of lots to extend a commissioner’s term. Therefore, the SOS will renumber the districts to correspond as closely as possible to the district number the current officer holds. See § 1-10-8.

County Clerk

Pursuant to Section 1-10-8, county clerks will now be placed on the ballot in the year in which the President is elected. As such, the following clerks will have their terms extended:

  • Eddy County Clerk’s term will be extended two years and will run in 2024 on the Presidential ballot.
  • Lincoln County Clerk’s term will be extended two years and will run in 2024 on the Presidential ballot.

* All other county clerks are properly aligned and are not affected.

County Treasurer

Pursuant to Section 1-10-8, county treasurers will now be placed on the ballot in the year in which the President is elected. As such, the following treasurer will have their terms extended:

  • Lincoln County Treasurer’s term will be extended two years and will run in 2024 on the Presidential ballot.

*All other county treasurers are properly aligned and are not affected. 

County Sheriff

Pursuant to Section 1-10-8, county sheriffs will now be placed on the ballot in the year in which the Governor is elected. As such, the following sheriffs will have their terms extended:

  • Eddy County Sheriff’s term will be extended two years and will run in 2022 on the gubernatorial ballot.
  • Lincoln County Sheriff’s term will be extended two years and will run in 2022 on the gubernatorial ballot.

*All other county sheriffs are properly aligned and are not affected.

County Assessor

Pursuant to Section 1-10-8, county assessors will now be placed on the ballot in the year in which the Governor is elected. As such, the following assessor will have their terms extended:

  • Lincoln County Assessor’s term will be extended two years and will run in 2022 on the gubernatorial ballot.

*All other county assessors are properly aligned and are not affected.

Probate Judge

Pursuant to Section 1-10-8, probate judges will now be placed on the ballot in the year in which the Governor is elected. As such, the following probate judges will have their terms extended:

  • Catron County Probate Judge’s term will be extended two years and will run in 2022 on the gubernatorial ballot.
  • Lincoln County Probate Judge’s term will be extended two years and will run in 2022 on the gubernatorial ballot.
  • Roosevelt County Probate Judge’s term will be extended two years and will run in 2022 on the gubernatorial ballot.

*All other probate judges are properly aligned and are not affected.

County Commissioners

Every county will be affected by county officer realignment. Some county commissioner districts will only be renumbered, while others will be renumbered and one commissioner will have his or her term extended two years. Below is a list of counties and the process of realignment they will be subject to:

Bernalillo: Renumbering of the district numbers is only required and not a drawing of lots to extend a commissioner’s term. Therefore, the SOS will renumber the districts to correspond as closely as possible to the district number the current officer holds numerically to conform with Section 1-10-8, mandating that odd-number districts appear on the presidential ballot and even-numbered districts appear on the gubernatorial ballot.

Catron: Due to the fact that two commission members have terms expiring in 2022, a lot must be drawn between these members to determine who will receive an extended term and be reassigned to District 1. The commissioners who will draw lots are Hand and Snyder. Whichever commissioner does not receive an extended term will be place in District 2. Commissioner Allred’s district will remain District 3 and the District 3 seat will be a race that will appear on the on the presidential ballot in 2020.

Chaves: Renumbering of the district numbers is only required and not a drawing of lots to extend a commissioner’s term. Therefore, the SOS will renumber the districts to correspond as closely as possible to the district number the current officer holds numerically to conform with Section 1-10-8, mandating that odd-number districts appear on the presidential ballot and even-numbered districts appear on the gubernatorial ballot.

Cibola: Renumbering of the district numbers is only required and not a drawing of lots to extend a commissioner’s term. Therefore, the SOS will renumber the districts to correspond as closely as possible to the district number the current officer holds numerically to conform with Section 1-10-8, mandating that odd-number districts appear on the presidential ballot and even-numbered districts appear on the gubernatorial ballot.

Colfax: Due to the fact that two commission members have terms expiring in 2022, a lot must be drawn between these members to determine who will receive an extended term and be reassigned to District 1. The commissioners who will draw lots are Fernandez and Ledoux. Whichever commissioner does not receive an extended term will be place in District 2. Commissioner Newton’s district will remain District 3 and the District 3 seat will be a race that will appear on the on the presidential ballot in 2020.

Curry: Renumbering of the district numbers is only required and not a drawing of lots to extend a commissioner’s term. Therefore, the SOS will renumber the districts to correspond as closely as possible to the district number the current officer holds numerically to conform with Section 1-10-8, mandating that odd-number districts appear on the presidential ballot and even-numbered districts appear on the gubernatorial ballot.

De Baca: Due to the fact that two commission members have terms expiring in 2022, a lot must be drawn between these members to determine who will receive an extended term and be reassigned to District 1. The commissioners who will draw lots are Steele and Stinnett. Commissioner Wertheim’s district will remain District 3 and the District 3 seat will be a race that will appear on the on the presidential ballot in 2020.

Doña Ana: Renumbering of the district numbers is only required and not a drawing of lots to extend a commissioner’s term. Therefore, the SOS will renumber the districts to correspond as closely as possible to the district number the current officer holds numerically to conform with Section 1-10-8, mandating that odd-number districts appear on the presidential ballot and even-numbered districts appear on the gubernatorial ballot.

Eddy:    Renumbering of the district numbers is only required and not a drawing of lots to extend a commissioner’s term. Therefore, the SOS will renumber the districts to correspond as closely as possible to those district number the current officer holds numerically to conform with Section 1-10-8, mandating that odd-number districts appear on the presidential ballot and even-numbered districts appear on the gubernatorial ballot.

Grant: Renumbering of the district numbers is only required and not a drawing of lots to extend a commissioner’s term. Therefore, the SOS will renumber the districts to correspond as closely as possible to the district number the current officer holds numerically to conform with Section 1-10-8, mandating that odd-number districts appear on the presidential ballot and even-numbered districts appear on the gubernatorial ballot.

Guadalupe: Due to the fact that two commission members have terms expiring in 2022, a lot must be drawn between these members to determine who will receive an extended term and be reassigned to District 1. The commissioners who will draw lots are Campos Jr. and Moncayo. Commissioner Tapia’s district will remain District 3 and the District 3 seat will be a race that will appear on the on the presidential ballot in 2020.

Harding: Due to the fact that two commission members have terms expiring in 2022, a lot must be drawn between these members to determine who will receive an extended term and be reassigned to District 1. The commissioners who will draw lots are Trujillo and Lewis. Commissioner Laumbach’s district will remain District 3 and the District 3 seat will be a race that will appear on the on the presidential ballot in 2020.

Hidalgo: Due to the fact that two commission members have terms expiring in 2022, a lot must be drawn between these members to determine who will receive an extended term and be assigned to District 3. The commissioners who will draw lots are Edwards and Hatch. Commissioner Mora’s district will be assigned to District 1 and the District 1 seat will be a race that will appear on the on the presidential ballot in 2020.

Lea: Renumbering of the district numbers is only required and not a drawing of lots to extend a commissioner’s term. Therefore, the SOS will renumber the districts to correspond as closely as possible to the district number the current officer holds numerically to conform with Section 1-10-8, mandating that odd-number districts appear on the presidential ballot and even-numbered districts appear on the gubernatorial ballot.

Lincoln: Due to the fact that three commission members have terms expiring in 2022, a lot must be drawn between these members to determine who will receive an extended term and be reassigned to the highest odd-numbered district. The commissioners who will draw lots are Willard, Stewart, and Allen. Additionally, the SOS will renumber the districts to correspond as closely as possible to the district number the current officer holds numerically to conform with Section 1-10-8, mandating that odd-number districts appear on the presidential ballot and even-numbered districts appear on the gubernatorial ballot.

Los Alamos: All county councilors will be assigned a district number. Due to the fact that four councilors have terms expiring in 2022, a lot must be drawn between those councilors to determine who will receive an extended term and be assigned to the highest odd-numbered district. The councilors who will draw lots are Izraelevitz, Robinson, Ryti, and Scott. Additionally, the SOS will renumber the districts to correspond as closely as possible to the district number the current councilor holds numerically to conform with Section 1-10-8, mandating that odd-number districts appear on the presidential ballot and even-numbered districts appear on the gubernatorial ballot.

Luna: Due to the fact that two commission members have terms expiring in 2022, a lot must be drawn between these members to determine who will receive an extended term and be reassigned to District 1. The commissioners who will draw lots are Reedy and Smrkovsky. Commissioner Sweetser’s district will remain District 3 and the District 3 seat will be a race that will appear on the on the presidential ballot in 2020.

McKinley: Due to the fact that two commission members have terms expiring in 2022, a lot must be drawn between these members to determine who will receive an extended term and be reassigned to District 1. The commissioners who will draw lots are Moore and Nelson. Commissioner Lee’s district will remain District 3 and the District 3 seat will be a race that will appear on the on the presidential ballot in 2020.

Mora: Due to the fact that two commission members have terms expiring in 2022, a lot must be drawn between these members to determine who will receive an extended term and be reassigned to District 1. The commissioners who will draw lots are Serna and Maestas. Commissioner Griego’s district will remain District 3 and the District 3 seat will be a race that will appear on the on the presidential ballot in 2020.

Otero: Due to the fact that two commission members have terms expiring in 2022, a lot must be drawn between these members to determine who will receive an extended term and be reassigned to District 1. The commissioners who will draw lots are Matherly and Griffin. Commissioner Bies’s district will remain District 3 and the District 3 seat will be a race that will appear on the on the presidential ballot in 2020.

Quay: Renumbering of the district numbers is only required and not a drawing of lots to extend a commissioner’s term. Therefore, the SOS will renumber the districts to correspond as closely as possible to the district number the current officer holds numerically to conform with Section 1-10-8, mandating that odd-number districts appear on the presidential ballot and even-numbered districts appear on the gubernatorial ballot.

Rio Arriba: Due to the fact that two commission members have terms expiring in 2022, a lot must be drawn between these members to determine who will receive an extended term and be reassigned to District 1. The commissioners who will draw lots are Martinez and Jaramillo. Commissioner Garcia’s district will remain District 3 and the District 3 seat will be a race that will appear on the on the presidential ballot in 2020.

Roosevelt: Due to the fact that three commission members have terms expiring in 2022, a lot must be drawn between those members to determine who will receive an extended term and be reassigned to the highest odd-numbered district. The commissioners who will draw lots are Lee, Dixon, and Grider. Additionally, the SOS will renumber the districts to correspond as closely as possible to the district number the current officer holds numerically to conform with Section 1-10-8, mandating that odd-number districts appear on the presidential ballot and even-numbered districts appear on the gubernatorial ballot.

San Juan: Renumbering of the district numbers is only required and not a drawing of lots to extend a commissioner’s term. Therefore, the SOS will renumber the districts to correspond as closely as possible to the district number the current officer holds numerically to conform with Section 1-10-8, mandating that odd-number districts appear on the presidential ballot and even-numbered districts appear on the gubernatorial ballot.

San Miguel: Renumbering of the district numbers is only required and not a drawing of lots to extend a commissioner’s term. Therefore, the SOS will renumber the districts to correspond as closely as possible to the district number the current officer holds numerically to conform with Section 1-10-8, mandating that odd-number districts appear on the presidential ballot and even-numbered districts appear on the gubernatorial ballot.

Sandoval: Renumbering of the district numbers is only required and not a drawing of lots to extend a commissioner’s term. Therefore, the SOS will renumber the districts to correspond as closely as possible to the district number the current officer holds numerically to conform with Section 1-10-8, mandating that odd-number districts appear on the presidential ballot and even-numbered districts appear on the gubernatorial ballot.

Santa Fe: Renumbering of the district numbers is only required and not a drawing of lots to extend a commissioner’s term. Therefore, the SOS will renumber the districts to correspond as closely as possible to the district number the current officer holds numerically to conform with Section 1-10-8, mandating that odd-number districts appear on the presidential ballot and even-numbered districts appear on the gubernatorial ballot.

Sierra: Due to the fact that two commission members have terms expiring in 2022, a lot must be drawn between these members to determine who will receive an extended term and be reassigned to District 1. The commissioners who will draw lots are Paxon Jr. and Day. Commissioner Luna’s district will remain District 3 and the District 3 seat will be a race that will appear on the on the presidential ballot in 2020.

Socorro: Renumbering of the district numbers is only required and not a drawing of lots to extend a commissioner’s term. Therefore, the SOS will renumber the districts to correspond as closely as possible to the district number the current officer holds numerically to conform with Section 1-10-8, mandating that odd-number districts appear on the presidential ballot and even-numbered districts appear on the gubernatorial ballot.

Taos: Due to the fact that three commission members have terms expiring in 2022, a lot must be drawn between these members to determine who will receive an extended term and be reassigned to the highest odd-numbered district. The commissioners who will draw lots are Fambro, Gallegos, O’Donnell. Additionally, the SOS will renumber the districts to correspond as closely as possible to the district number the current officer holds numerically to conform with Section 1-10-8, mandating that odd-number districts appear on the presidential ballot and even-numbered districts appear on the gubernatorial ballot.

Torrance: Due to the fact that two commission members have terms expiring in 2022, a lot must be drawn between these members to determine who will receive an extended term and reassigned to District 1. The commissioners who will draw lots are McCall and Schwebach. Commissioner Sanchez’s district will remain District 3 and the District 3 seat will be a race that will appear on the on the presidential ballot in 2020.

Union: Due to the fact that two commission members have terms expiring in 2022, a lot must be drawn between these members to determine who will receive an extended term and be assigned to District 1. The commissioners who will draw lots are Bennett and Kiesling. Commissioner Vincent will remain in District 3 and the District 3 seat will be a race that will appear on the on the presidential ballot in 2020.

Valencia: Renumbering of the district numbers is only required and not a drawing of lots to extend a commissioner’s term. Therefore, the SOS will renumber the districts to correspond as closely as possible to the district number the current officer holds numerically to conform with Section 1-10-8, mandating that odd-number districts appear on the presidential ballot and even-numbered districts appear on the gubernatorial ballot.

 

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