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Preliminary, unofficial results are being posted on the Secretary of State's and County websites as they come in. Here are a few of the locations for the most up to the date information:


Vote November 2nd! This is the on-line version of the League of Women Voters of New Mexico's 2010 Voters' Guide, which covers state-wide offices and issues. More detail will be found in the local Voters' Guides when available:

  • League of Women Voters of Central New Mexico
    • Congressional Districts 1 and 3
    • NM House of Representatives Districts 10 through 31, plus 41, 43, 44, 50, 60 and 65
    • Public Regulation Commission Districts 2 and 4
    • Public Education Commission Districts 2, 3 and 6
    • Second Judicial District
    • Bernalillo and Sandoval County Offices

  • League of Women Voters of Greater Las Cruces
    • Congressional District 2
    • NM House of Representatives Districts 33 through 37, 52 and 53
    • Public Regulation Commission Districts 2 and 5
    • Public Education Commission District 7
    • Doña Ana County Commission Districts 1 and 3
    • Other Doña Ana County offices
    • Magistrate Judges

  • League of Women Voters of Los Alamos
    • Congressional District 1
    • NM House of Representatives District 43
    • Los Alamos County Council and Magistrate Judge

  • League of Women Voters of Santa Fe County
    • Congressional Districts 1 and 3
    • NM House of Representatives Districts 43, 47, 48 and 50


October 5, 2010: Voter registration closes. Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. in the County Clerk's office.
October 5-29, 2010: Absentee ballots mailed out.
October 5-29, 2010: In-person absentee voting at County Clerks’ offices during regular business hours.
October 16-30, 2010: Early in-person voting at the alternate sites. In most jurisdictions, hours are Tuesday through Friday from noon to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., but local variations may exist.
November 2, 2010: Polls open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Absentee ballots must be received by the County Clerk's office by 5:00 p.m.
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The League of Women Voters of New Mexico sent questionnaires to the candidates for statewide offices for the 2010 General Election.

Because of space restrictions in the printed versions of this guide, the League pre-advised the candidates of the word limits on responses. For most questions, the word limit was 65 words. If any answer exceeds the stated limit, the extra words are indicated with ellipses. The responses of candidates are printed exactly as received by the League. The League has in no way edited for meaning, grammar, punctuation, or spelling. The League assumes no responsibility for the content of any candidate's reply.

Candidates are listed in ballot order, determined by lot for the 2010 General Election on September 1, 2010. The result of this drawing for position on the ballot are that Democratic candidates will be listed before Republican candidates.

Statewide offices for which candidates will appear on the November ballot are


Lieutenant Governor
Secretary of State
Attorney General
Commissioner for Public Lands
State Treasurer
State Auditor


Justice of the State Supreme Court
Judge of the State Court of Appeals


The Voters' Guide also covers

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What qualifications are required for someone to register to vote in New Mexico?

Voters must be U.S. citizens, must be at least eighteen on or before election day, and must reside in New Mexico. Application may be made in person or by mail, but note the identification requirements below for applications made by mail. In order to vote in the General Election of 2010, voters must register no later than October 5, 2010.

What type of identification, if any, must be presented in order to register to vote in New Mexico?

For mail-in registration application, if the applicant is registering for the first time in New Mexico, the applicant must submit, together with his completed and signed application form, a copy of one of the following types of identification showing both the name and the NM address of the applicant:

  • a current and valid photo ID such as a driver's license (note that the DMV can issue similar IDs to non-drivers)
  • a utility bill
  • a bank statement
  • a government check, paycheck or other government document.
If the applicant has not submitted the required identification before the election, s/he may be required to do so when voting for the first time, whether in person or absentee.

How will the applicant know that his registration has been accepted?

The applicant should receive a voter registration card from the County Clerk within 15 days. This card will list the voter's polling place and districting information.

What if the voter arrives at the polls on election day and finds that his name is not on the list of registered voters?

The voter shall be permitted to vote using a provisional paper ballot provided that

  1. his residence is within the county in which he offers to vote,
  2. his name is not on the list of persons submitting absentee ballots, and
  3. he executes a statement swearing or affirming that to the best of his knowledge he is a qualified elector, eligible to vote in that county, and that he has not cast a ballot or voted elsewhere in that election.
Use of a provisional ballot will also be required if the voter did not submit required identification at the time of registration and does not present identification to the election judge. (In this case the voter's name may appear on the signature list but this roster will indicate that identification is required before the voter can cast a regular ballot.)

The voter must then provide the required identification at the County Clerk's office before his or her ballot will be counted.

Where can I get more information?

Visit the website of the New Mexico Secretary of State. This page includes links to check the status of your provisional ballot, if one was required, as well as sample ballots for the 2010 General Election (coming soon.) Voters may also look up their voter registration information.

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