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
A notary public is required to maintain a journal of every notarial act performed. The notary public shall retain the journal for ten years after the performance of the last notarial act chronicled, regardless of status of the notary public’s commission. A current or former notary public may transmit their journal to the secretary of state, the state records officer, or a repository approved by the secretary of state.
Each journal entry shall contain:
- The date and time of the notarial act
- A description of the record, if any, and type of notarial act
- The full name and address of each individual for whom the notarial act is performed
- If identity of the individual is based on personal knowledge, a statement to that effect
- If identity of the individual is based on satisfactory evidence, a brief description of the method of identification and the identification credential presented, if any, including the date of issuance and expiration of any identification credential; and the fee, if any, charged by the notary public
If a notary public’s journal is lost or stolen, the notary public shall promptly notify the secretary of state.
A notarial officer licensed to practice law in New Mexico shall maintain a journal when performing notarial acts unrelated to an established attorney-client relationship.
If the journal is maintained in an electronic format, it shall meet all the above requirements and shall be:
- Securely stored
- Recoverable in the event of a software malfunction or computer crash
- Tamper evident
- Available to the public or state ethics commission in a PDF format if requested
- If an electronic journal is turned over to the secretary of state or state records officer, it shall be transferred in PDF format.
RON Journal (Remote Online Notarizations)
A notarial officer authorized to perform Remote Online Notarizations shall adhere to the journal requirements listed above. In addition, the notarial officer must record the name of the remote online notarization system provider used for each remote online notarization.