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Important Election Notice


2018 PRIMARY ELECTION - ABSENTEE 
& EARLY VOTING HAPPENING NOW

EARLY VOTING: May 19 - June 2, 8 am to 6 pm, Mon. thru Sat. @ Council Chambers, 1000 Central Avenue & 
White Rock Town Hall - Conference Training Room, 139 Longview (corner of Rover & Longview)

ABSENTEE VOTING BY MAIL: May 8 - June 1* - Completed absentee ballots are physically due back to the County Clerk's Office, no later than 7:00 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, June 5th.  (*Last day County Clerk can mail an absentee ballot is Friday, June 1st)

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.

ELECTION CALENDAR / TIMELINE

Click link to view the Clerk's Calendar for upcoming election events...

Important Upcoming Dates - 2018 Primary Election:

Saturday, May 19, 2018: 

Early Voting at Additional Locations Begins

 

Monday, May 28, 2018: 

Voting is closed - In observance of Memorial Day

 

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 - 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.

 

ELECTED OFFICIALS INFORMATION & HELPFUL LINKS

Elected Officials:

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, Voter Registration, and Candidate Information; 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 Canvass and Certification of Results

2016 Election Results

NM Secretary of State / Results for the Primary and General elections, local and statewide

Official Election Results for NM

NM Secretary of State / Election Results available from 1990 to current

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.