Voting and Elections

How Elections Work

Find Resources on the Following Topics Relating to Voting and Elections in New Mexico: 

Voting in an Election

To learn more about how to vote in New Mexico, visit the Voter Guide Section of the Website. 

Free and fair elections

For topics including polling place rules, voters’ rights, and how to file complaint go to the Election Day Voting section. 

Free and fair elections

For topics including polling place rules, voters’ rights, and how to file complaint go to the Election Day Voting section.

Counting votes

After you vote, what happens exactly? Who checks to make sure the count is accurate? How does a recount work?

About the ballot

Learn about different kinds of ballot questions, or how they decide the order of names and offices on the ballot.

 Nominating a candidate

Ever wonder how candidates get on the ballot in the first place? Or how political parties decide who will represent them as their candidate?

Filing for office

To learn how to file for office, visit the Become a Candidate in the Elections Administration and Campaigns section.

 

Upcoming Elections

2020 Primary Election - June 2, 2020           2020 General Election - November 3, 2020

Quick Contact Information


Mailing & Physical Address
New Mexico Capitol Annex North
325 Don Gaspar, Suite 300
Santa Fe, NM 87501

Hours of Operation
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Monday through Friday

Toll Free : 1-800-477-3632

Business Services Division
Phone 505-827-3600 (Option 1)
Fax 505-827-4387
Email Business.Services@state.nm.us

Bureau of Elections
Phone: 505-827-3600 (Option 2)
Email: Sos.elections@state.nm.us

Ethics Division
Phone: 505-827-3600 (Option 2)
Email: Sos.ethics@state.nm.us

Receptionist
Phone 505-827-3600 (Option 3)