2022 Primary Election FAQs |

Although New Mexico continues to be one of nine states to have a closed primary system — meaning only voters registered with one of the three major parties in the state can vote in the primary — a new law makes it easier to participate this year. Voters who are not affiliated with or registered with a minor party can now register the same day they vote and, if they register as a Democrat, Republican or Libertarian, vote in the primary.

At the top of the Democratic ticket, the main contests for attorney general and state auditor were relatively quiet, while the generally low interest race for treasurer featured slander and complaints about conduct from both sides. . All are the gathering places for the races held in November. As for local races, the primary will decide a lot. In Santa Fe County, the sheriff, two county commissioners, and a magistrate judge seat are all up for grabs in the general election without contest. In the state legislature, only District 46 is holding a contest for Santa Fe voters, with two candidates challenging incumbent Rep. Andrea Romero.

To see the full list of qualified in-state candidates, visit the Secretary of State’s page here.

View campaign finance reports through this portal.

VOTE EARLY

Option 1. Request a postal vote before May 25 at santafe.vote

Click on the Voter Information Portal OR in person at the County Clerk’s Office (100 Catron Street) or call (505) 986-6280

Ballot paper mailed from May 10

Return ballots at ballot boxes or by mail, but must be received by 7 p.m. on June 7

Option 2. Same-day registration and early voting in person at the county clerk’s office

May 10 to June 3: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday; and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday June 4 only

Photo ID required

Option 3. Same-day registration and early voting at alternative voting sites

Voting in person from May 21 to June 4: 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday to Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday

Drop off sealed mail-in ballots during these hours

Voting places:

Max Coll Corridor Comm. 16 Avenida Torreon

Christian Life Church 121 Siringo Road

Santa Fe County Fair Building 3229 Rodeo Road

Abedon Lopez Community Center 155 Camino De Quintana, Española

Library on the south side 6599 Jaguar Drive

Pojoaque Satellite Office 5 W. Gutierrez Ste. 9

Edgewood Town Administration Building 171A NM-344

VOTE ON ELECTION DAY

At all polling stations from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday, June 7

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