Election Information

Published on March 26, 2024


Become a Candidate

Join the Permanent Absentee Voter List

View Important Dates for the 2024 Primary Election


Our voters must receive accurate election information. County Clerk Maestas would like to remind voters that the Los Alamos County Clerk's Office is your trusted, credible, and verified source for election information.

We will continue to promote #TrustedInfo via our social media outlets, which encourages voters to go directly to election officials' websites and verified social media pages to ensure that they are getting accurate information. Through this initiative, we will continue to inform voters about the election process, voter registration, voting, and much more. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for all your election information.




Tuesday, June 4, 2024 
Primary Election Important Dates

Download a printable PDF here.(PDF, 286KB)

Monday, January 29 SOS to Issue Proclamation-Candidates must be registered to vote within the area to be elected before or by this date and as they would like to appear on the ballot (name & address) NMSA 1-8-12

Tuesday, March 12 Candidate Filing Day for non-preprimary designation candidates and any other office to be nominated in the primary election - 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 1000 Central Avenue NMSA 1-8-26(B)

Tuesday, March 19 County Clerk to notify candidates of qualification for appearance on ballot NMSA 1-8-26 (D)

Tuesday, March 19 Write-in Candidate Filing Day (United States Rep, Members of the Legislature, District Judges, District Attorneys, PEC, Magistrate) - 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 1000 Central Ave NMSA 1-8-36.1(C)

Tuesday, March 22 Deadline to challenge nominating petitions that were filed on March 12 NMSA 1-8-35

Tuesday, April 2 Last Day Candidates can withdraw from the Primary Election NMSA 1-8-44

Friday, April 5 Ballots certified by the County Clerk and sent to the printer NMSA 1-10-4

Tuesday, April 9 TENTATIVE - Poll Worker Training -Council Chambers (Time TBD) NMSA 1-2-17

Saturday, April 20 Federal Ballots shall be transmitted no later than this day NMSA 1-6B-7

Tuesday, April 23 TENTATIVE - Machine Certification/Logic and Accuracy Testing of Voting Tabulators NMSA 1-11-5

Tuesday, April 24 TENTATIVE – Machine Certification -continued, if needed

Tuesday, May 7 Voter Registration Closes On-line and by Mail NMSA 1-4-8

Tuesday, May 7 In-Person Same Day Voter Registration at Vote Centers during Voting Days/Hours through Election Day NMSA 1-4-5.7

Tuesday, May 7 through Friday, May 17 Early Voting – Los Alamos County Municipal Building NMSA 1-6-5.7
Monday thru Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Closed Saturday & Sunday

Saturday, May 18 through Saturday, June 1 Early Voting – Council Chambers & WR Town Hall
Monday thru Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Closed Sundays NMSA 1-6-5.7

Tuesday, May 21 Last Day to apply for an Absentee Ballot by Mail NMSA 1-6-5 and NMSA 1-6B-6

Wednesday, May 22 Last day for the County Clerk to mail an absentee ballot to voters NMSA 1-6-5(F)

Saturday, June 1 All Absentee/Early Voting ends at both locations at 6:00 p.m. NMSA 1-6-5.7(A)(4)

Tuesday, June 4 Election Day - Polls Open 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. Absentee Ballots accepted until 7:00 p.m.
NMSA 1-8-11 and NMSA 1-12-1

Monday, June 10 Voter Registration re-opens NMSA 1-4-8 (D)

Wednesday, June 12 TENTATIVE Canvass @ 1:00 p.m., Municipal Building NMSA 1-13-13




Tagged as: