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The Primary Election is called to be held throughout the State of New Mexico and in each county and precinct thereof on June 5, 2018; and the Primary Election shall be applicable to the following political parties: the Democratic Party, the Republican Party, and the Libertarian Party.

Local Candidate Listing:
Primary Candidate Listing

Visit the NM SOS website using the link below, to view a listing of Primary Candidates statewide, and local:

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Visit the 
NM SOS website to view the 2018 Candidate Guide for more detailed information in running for office such as: 

  • 2018 Campaign Reporting Schedule

  • Primary and General Election Important Dates

  • All 2018 Offices appearing on the ballot by Office; District; and County

  • Eligibility Requirements to run for office

  • Petition Information

  • Filing for Candidacy (forms needed)

  • Filing as a Write-In or Independent/Minor Party Candidate  

  • The NM Secretary of State has published forms and petition signature requirements on their website for Minor, Independent, General Write-In, and Judicial Retention candidates.  

So you’re thinking of running for Elected Office?

The following local offices are open for election in 2018, each with a four year term beginning: January 1, 2019 and ending December 31, 2022

Magistrate Judge (Petitions Rq’d)
Municipal Judge 
County Council (4 positions)
County Assessor
County Sheriff
Probate Judge

SPECIAL NOTICE:  
Pursuant to the New Mexico Election Code (NMSA 1-4-16B), every person appearing as a candidate on the primary or general election ballot shall be a candidate only under the name and party affiliation designation appearing on the existing voter registration on file in the county clerk's office on the date of the governor's proclamation of a primary election.     

Governor Martinez issued the 2018 Primary Proclamation on Monday, January 29, 2018.  Click here to view the Proclamation.

Governor Martinez issued an AMENDED 2018 Primary Proclamation on Thursday, February 8, 2018.  Click here to view the AMENDED Proclamation.

ELECTION CALENDAR / TIMELINE

Check the Clerk's Calendar for upcoming election events.



Important Upcoming Dates to Remember for the 2018 Primary Election 

Tuesday, March 13, 2018:

Candidate Filing Day (Local Offices)

9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. County Clerk’s Office (second floor, Municipal Building)

Candidates not required to file nominating petitions; pay a $50 Filing Fee

 

Tuesday, March 20, 2018:
Filing day for Primary Election Write-In Candidates 

9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. County Clerk’s Office (second floor, Municipal Building)

1-8-36.1. Primary Election Law; write-in candidates.
A. Write-in candidates are permitted in the primary election only for the offices of United States representative, members of the legislature, district judges, district attorneys, public regulation commission, public education commission, magistrates and any office voted upon by all voters of the state.


Tuesday, April 3, 2018: 


Deadline for a candidate to withdraw from appearing on the Primary Election ballot

 

Tuesday, May 8, 2018:

Voter Registration Closes

Absentee Voting (Early Voting) Begins

County Clerk Begin Mailing Absentee Ballots

 

Saturday, May 19, 2018: 

Early Voting at Additional Locations Begins

 

Friday, June 1, 2018: 

Last Day County Clerk May Mail an Absentee Ballot

 

Saturday, June 2, 2018: 

Early Voting Ends

 

Sunday, June 3 and Monday, June 4, 2018: 

Voting is closed

 

Tuesday, June 5, 2018: 

Primary Election Day 
(open to major parties only)

- New Mexico is a CLOSED Primary Election State.  Only registrants registered in a major party can vote in the 2018 Primary Election.  At this time, the major parties are: Democratic; Republican and Libertarian.

Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Absentee ballots are due to the County Clerk by 7:00 p.m.

 

Important Upcoming Dates to Remember for the 2018 General Election

Thursday, March 1, 2018:

Secretary of State publishes petition forms and the required number of signatures for Independent and Minor Party Candidates

 

Thursday, June 28, 2018:

Filing Day for Independent Candidates, Minor Party Candidates, Judicial Retention Candidates, and General Election Write-In Candidates

9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. County Clerk’s Office (second floor, Municipal Building)

 

FILING DAY FOR INDEPENDENT CANDIDATES 
Independent candidates for federal offices, statewide offices, members of the legislature, public regulation commission, district judge, district attorney, member of the state board of education, magistrate or county offices shall file declarations of candidacy and nominating petitions with the proper filing officer during the period commencing at 9:00 a.m. and ending at 5:00 p.m. on the twenty-third (23) day following the primary election. Candidates for statewide and legislative offices must also file a financial disclosure statement. 

FILING DAY FOR WRITE-IN CANDIDATES
Declarations of intent to be a write-in candidate for the general election shall file the declaration of intent between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on the twenty-third (23) day following the primary election. No person shall be a write-in candidate in the general election who was a candidate in the primary election.

FILING DAY FOR MINOR PARTY CANDIDATES
Minor parties shall certify to the proper filing officer the names of their party's nominees, together with a petition containing a list of signatures and addresses of voters totaling not less than 1% of the total number of votes cast at the last preceding general election for governor or president in the state for statewide offices, county for countywide offices or in the district for offices other than statewide or county offices with the proper filing officer the twenty third day following the primary election between 9:00 a.m. and ending at 5:00 p.m. Persons certified as nominees shall be members of that party before the day the Governor issues the proclamation.

 

Tuesday, August 28, 2018:

Deadline for a candidate to withdraw from appearing on the General Election ballot

 

Wednesday, September 5, 2018:

Drawing for Party Position on the General Election ballot by the NM Secretary of State

 

Tuesday, October 9, 2018:

Voter Registration Closes

Absentee Voting  (Early Voting)  Begins

County Clerks Begin Mailing Absentee Ballots

 

Saturday, October 20, 2018:

Early Voting at Additional Locations Begins

 

Friday, November 2, 2018:

Last Day County Clerks May Mail an Absentee Ballot

 

Saturday, November 3, 2018:

Early Voting Ends

 

Sunday, November 4 and Monday, November 5, 2018: 

Voting is closed

 

Tuesday, November 6, 2018:

General Election Day

Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Absentee ballots are due to the County Clerks by 7:00 p.m.

 

 

CANDIDATE INFORMATION

Information for Candidates

Campaign Finance Reporting (*)

Follow this link to the NM Secretary of State website for Campaign Finance Reporting Information and access to the NM Campaign Finance Information System (CFIS). *Does not apply to School Board Elections, for more information visit the NM SOS website.

Request a Voter Listing

Please fill out a Public Service Request - Affidavit of Authorization to request the public voter registration data. A fee of $50.00 must accompany the request.

Absentee Register Request Form

Please fill out this form to request the Absentee Register to be emailed to you daily.

VOTER REGISTRATION

Voter Registration

Are you registered to vote?

Click here to search your voter registration information through NM SOS Voter Information Portal.

Voter Registration Cancellation

In order for the County Clerk to remove you from the voter rolls, we must receive your request in writing. Please download this form and return to our office.

Registration and Voting in New Mexico

Click here for information about the registration and voting process in New Mexico.

Registered to vote on-line for the first time in Los Alamos? 

Click here for information about receiving a Welcome Bag!

Have you recently received a mailing from the Clerk's Office?

Click here for more 
information about those mailings....


ABSENTEE & EARLY VOTING INFORMATION

Absentee Voting

Absentee Application (Within USA Only)

In order for the County Clerk to mail your Absentee Ballot to an alternate address, please fill out this form completely. Forms can be returned via mail, fax or email.

Federal Post Card Application (Military/Overseas)

Voting assistance for Service members, their families and overseas citizens. Download a fillable Federal Post Card Application (FPCA).


 

POLL WORKER & STUDENT POLL WORKER INFORMATION

Poll Workers

Get involved and be a Poll Worker!!

Read the FAQ's.

Poll Worker Application

Click here to download the form to apply.

Be a Student Poll Worker!!!

Learn how to become a student poll worker.

Student Poll Worker Application

Click here to download the form to apply.

 

PRECINCT & VOTE CENTER INFORMATION

Click here to view the  Voting Precinct & Vote Center Resolution for the 2018-2019 Election Cycle

Click here to view the Vote Center Map for Los Alamos and White Rock 

 

Click here to view the Statewide Polling Location Map

 

ELECTED OFFICIALS INFORMATION & HELPFUL LINKS

Elected Officials Info

Los Alamos County Elected Officials

Local elected official contact information.

NM State Representative

District 43 (Precincts 1-17)

State Senator for Los Alamos

District 5 (Precincts 7-17)

State Senator for Los Alamos

District 6 (Precincts 1-6)

US Representative for NM

District 3

US Senators for NM

Roster of NM Elected Officials



Helpful Links

NM Secretary of State

Election Information; Sample Ballots; Campaign Reporting; Political and Lobbyist Information.

NM SOS Voter Services Portal

Use this website to: Register to Vote, Look Up Voter Info and Sample Ballots, and much more...!

Federal Voting Assistance Program

Learn more about voting assistance for service members, their families and overseas citizens.

Election Related Resources

Voter Bill of Rights

 

PAST ELECTION RESULTS

2016 General Election Results

Los Alamos County

2016 Election Results

Results for the Primary and General elections, local and statewide.

Official Election Results for NM

Election Results available from 1990 to current.