Election info

Registering to vote

You can register to vote in several ways:

  • Online, at the N.M. Secretary of State web site.
  • In person, at the Rio Arriba County Clerk’s office. There are two locations: in Española in the Rio Arriba County Annex building at 1122 Industrial Park Road (505 753-1780), and in Tierra Amarilla at the Rio Arriba Archive Building, 10 State Road 531 (phone 575 588-7724)
  • By mail, using a registration form you can find online in English or Spanish; print it, fill it out, and mail it either to the county clerk or to the New Mexico Secretary of State.
  • In person, with the help of a third-party voter registration agent; these are people who have received training and registered with the Secretary of State. You will find them staffing booths at voter registration drives and the like.

Checking or updating your registration

You can check or update your voter registration online, at the N.M. Secretary of State web site. To update your voter registration after moving, fill in a new voter registration form.


Upcoming elections

Tuesday 3 March 2020

Municipal Officer Elections

Elections for municipal officers.

Tuesday 2 June 2020

2020 Primary Election

In the 2020 primary, the Democratic Party will select its candidates for

  • The United States Senate
    Senator Tom Udall is not seeking re-election. The primary election will select the Democratic candidate to run in the general election. Declared candidates for the seat include:

    • Ben Ray Luján (currently serving as U.S. Representative of N.M. District 3)

  • The United States House of Representatives
    Ben Ray Lujan is vacating his seat to run for Senate. The primary election will select the Democratic candidate to run in the general election. Candidates for the seat registered with the Federal Election Commission include:

  • The New Mexico Senate
    Rio Arriba County includes parts of districts 5, 6, and 22.

    Candidates for the Democratic nomination for District 5 are:

    • Leo Jaramillo
    • Richard C. Martinez

    The one candidate for the Democratic nomination for District 6 is:

    • Roberto (Bobby) Jesse Gonzales

    The one candidate for the Democratic nomination for District 22 is:

    • Benny Shendo, Jr.

  • The New Mexico House of Representatives
    Rio Arriba County includes parts of districts 40, 41, 43, and 65.

    Candidates for the Democratic nomination for District 40 are:

    • Roger Evan Montoya
    • Matthew Elias Gonzales

    The sole candidate for the Democratic nomination for District 41 is:

    • Susan K. Herrera

    The sole candidate for the Democratic nomination for District 43 is:

    • Christine Chandler

    Candidates for the Democratic nomination for District 65 are:

    • James R. Madalena
    • Derrick J. Lente

  • Two judges on the N. M. Supreme Court. The two candidates for the Democratic nominations to two seats are:
    • Shannon Bacon
    • David K. Thompson
  • Two judges of the court of appeals. The two candidates for the Democratic nominations to two seats are:
    • Zach Ives
    • Shammara H. Henderson
  • N.M. Public Regulation Commission. The two candidates for the Democratic nomination for the District 3 seat are:
    • Brian Edward Harris
    • Joseph M. Maestas
  • N.M. Public Education Commission. The candidates for the Democratic nomination for the District 10 seat are:
    • Steven J. Carrillo (write-in)
    • William Luther Humbert (write-in)
    • Leanne Christine Salazar Montoya (write-in)

    (All three are write-in candidates.)

  • Two Judicial District Judges. Candidates for the Democratic nominations are:
    • Shannon Broderick Bulman (First Judicial District, Division 3)
    • Bryan Paul Biedscheid (First Judicial District, Division 6)
  • District Attorney (for District 1). Candidates for the Democratic nomination are:
    • Mary V. Carmack-Altwies
    • Scott Fuqua
  • County Clerk of Rio Arriba County. The candidate for the Democratic nomination is:
    • Linda J. Padilla
  • County Treasurer of Rio Arriba County. The candidate for the Democratic nomination is:
    • Livia Olguin
  • County Commissioner (District 3). The candidates for the Democratic nomination are:
    • Moises A. Morales, Jr.
    • Moises R. Pena

Tuesday 3 November 2020

2020 General Election

Elections for the U.S. House and Senate, and for all seats in the New Mexico House and Senate, will be held.