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.
Unofficial Election Results
Results will become available after 7 PM on Election Day, November 2, 2021 and will be posted as they are received from the county offices.
Election Day Voter Hotline
Toll Free: 1-800-477-3632
Santa Fe: 505-827-3600 Option 2
The Election Day Voter Hotline is available on Election Day, November 2, from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM to assist voters with questions or concerns.
Notary & Apostille
Become a Notary
The applicant must:
- Be at least eighteen years of age.
- Be a citizen or permanent legal resident of the United States.
- Be a resident of or have a place of employment in the State of New Mexico.
- Be able to read and write the English language.
- Have completed the Notary Education course and exam; having passed the exam.
- Not have been convicted of a felony or crime involving fraud, dishonesty, or deceit in the last five years.
- Not had a notary public commission denied, suspended, or revoked in another state.
- Not be disqualified to receive commission under Section 22 of the Revised Uniform Law on Notarial Acts [14-14A-22 NMSA 1978] .
- Not otherwise be qualified as a notarial officer; with the exception of a court clerk, deputy court clerk, county clerk, or deputy county clerk.
$30.00 filing fee for the notary application must be included with the application via check, money order, or operating transfer payable to New Mexico Secretary of State or NMSOS.
The notary application must be filled completely to include:
- The applicant’s name, which shall read identical to their legal name listed on their most recently issued state identification. The applicant’s name shall be listed identically everywhere listed on the application, bond, stamp, and signatures.
- The applicant’s commission number and expiration date if they are applying for renewal.
- The applicant’s mailing address, where the certificate will be sent, to include the business name and/or persons attention if applicable.
- The applicant’s New Mexico business address, which may be the same as mailing address. This is often the applicant’s place of employment. The applicant’s home phone, business phone, and optionally an email address where they can be contacted.
- The applicant must sign the “Oath of Office” section in front of a commissioned New Mexico notary public. The notary must then sign, provide their title of office, and impress their own stamp in the indicated area. The applicant should never notarize their own signature, even if they are a currently active commissioned notarial officer.
- In addition to the application, you must provide the certificate issued to you verifying the completion of the New Mexico State Notary Qualification course and exam.
- Renewals can be submitted as soon as 1 month prior to the expiration date. If the renewal is received after the expiration date it will still be processed as a renewal and you will keep the same commission number but will be issued a new expiration date.
- Applicants who are renewing their commission do not need to retake the qualification course and exam so long as their commission has not been expired more than one year.
- All signatures and seals must be original, we do not accept photocopies. We also will not accept an altered application with traced over signatures or whiteout.