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.
About the office
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The Office of the Secretary of State is an elected state office in New Mexico, second in line of succession after the Governor and the Lieutenant Governor. When both the Governor and Lieutenant Governor are out of state, the Secretary of State steps in and performs the functions of the Governor.
Voter Registration Information
How do I register to vote in New Mexico?
- If you have a current or expired New Mexico state I.D. or driver’s license, you can register or update your registration online with our Online Voter Registration System: https://portal.sos.state.nm.us/OVR/WebPages/InstructionsStep1.aspx
- A voter can use the paper application found here: (English / Español) and mail it to your to your County Clerk’s Office
- A voter may request a copy of the paper application be mailed to them by contacting your County Clerk’s Office
- You may also register with a Third-Party Registration Agent (see below).
What do I need to provide when I register to vote by mail?
- If you are registering for the first time in New Mexico, and you submit the registration form by mail, then you must submit with the form a copy of (1) a current and valid photo identification; or (2) a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, student identification card or other government document, including identification issued by an Indian nation, tribe or pueblo that shows your name and current address. If you do not submit one of these forms of identification with your mailed-in, first time registration, then you will be required to present one of the forms of identification when voting in person or absentee.
- Once the county clerk has accepted the form for filing, individuals or groups may make a public records request. However, the day and month of birth and the Social Security number on the form is always privacy protected.
How do I check whether I am registered in New Mexico?
- You can check your registration status using the Secretary of State’s online Voter Services, available here.
Where can I get a Voter Registration Application Form?
- In New Mexico, we have distributed registration forms throughout county clerks offices. The forms are also available at the Secretary of State’s office in Santa Fe, Motor Vehicle Division offices, and many other public assistance offices. You can also call our office at 1.800.477.3632 and ask for a registration form to be mailed to you or click here to download a Voter Registration Form from our website.
Meet Maggie Toulouse Oliver – New Mexico Secrtary of State
Maggie Toulouse OIiver has called New Mexico home since the age of 3 and is New Mexico’s 26th Secretary of State. She has served the people of New Mexico in this role since first being elected in 2016.
She was first appointed to public office in 2007 when she became County Clerk in New Mexico’s largest county, Bernalillo County. Elected to her first full term in 2008, Secretary Toulouse Oliver served 2 1/2 terms as County Clerk until she was elected as Secretary of State in 2016. Overseeing elections in the state’s largest county gave Secretary Toulouse Oliver detailed, on-the-ground expertise in election administration that has helped to guide her current work overseeing elections statewide.
The Secretary of State is pleased to offer many of its services online, by logging into or creating an online account on the Business Portal.
- Search public business information
- Search for a Notary
- E-File corporate and partnership reports
- File a UCC
- Business Reinstatement
- Change of Registered Office/Registered Agent
- Registered Agent Resignation
- Domestic NM Limited Liability Formation
- LLC Address Change
- Copies Request
- Certificate (Good Standing/Status)
- Upload IRS extension for corporate report
- Replenish Prepaid account
CAMPAIGN FINANCE INFORMATION SYSTEM
You can use the Campaign Finance Information System to search for:
- Political Action Committees
- Lobbyist employers
- Data Download
Candidates can use it to file their campaign finance reports.
YOUR VOTER INFORMATION PORTAL
Welcome to the New Mexico Voter Information Portal – your one-stop shop for voting information! You can use this site to register to vote or update your current voter registration, request an absentee ballot online, find a voting location, view important election dates, request a military or overseas ballot, or look up third-party voter registration agents. I’ll keep looking for ways to improve the voting process in New Mexico so please feel free to contact my office if you have any ideas or suggestions.