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
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Notary & Apostille
Remote Online Notarization FAQs
In 2021, the State of New Mexico enacted the Revised Uniform Law on Notarial Acts, aka RULONA (Sections 14-14A-1 to 14-14A-32 NMSA 1978). This law requires the Office of the Secretary of State to provide regular training and examination to notarial officers regarding compliance with the law as well as for performing Remote Online Notarizations.
The following FAQs are meant to help new and existing Notaries navigate the changes that are now in place under RULONA. Please contact our Office directly with any questions.
|Are there different requirements to be a Remote Notary Public?||Yes. Remote Online Notarization will require a separate, additional application, training, and exam from traditional Notary Publics.|
|Have stamp requirements changed?||Yes. The application process now has more detailed requirements. Applicants are required to provide proof of stamp 30 days after Certificate is issued or Commission revoked. A separate application is available for current Notary Publics to provide proof of their updated stamp to comply with the requirements.|
|Are there new requirements for new Notaries?||Yes. New notaries are required to undertake a new training and exam.|
|Does RULONA impact non-commissioned Notarial Officers?||Yes. Non-commissioned Notarial Officers are now required to provide proof of stamp to the Office of the Secretary of State, must register in order to perform Remote Online Notarizations, must take training and an exam, and must provide proof that they would like to perform Remote Online Notarizations.|
|Is there a new Journal requirement?||Yes.|
|Have application fees changed?||Yes. There is now an updated application fee that includes a separate fee for exams.|
|Where can I find a list of training providers?||The Office of the Secretary of State maintains a list of training providers here.|