County Clerk Reminds 2022 Primary And General Election Potential Candidates To Update Voter Information No Later Than Jan. 31


Los Alamos County Clerk Naomi Maestas would like to remind  potential candidates that New Mexico law outlines certain requirements for  having their name printed on a ballot based upon the candidate’s voter  registration information. Pursuant to 1-4-16(A),(B) and 1-8-18(A) NMSA 1978, the  candidate’s voter registration record, as of the date of the New Mexico Secretary  of State’s General Election Proclamation, must match the candidacy filing  documents including: 

• Political party; 

• Residence in the district or county of the office for which the candidate  is running. Residence is determined by the place shown on the  certificate of voter registration as the candidate’s permanent address,  provided that the candidate resides on the premises; and, 

• The candidate’s name will appear on the ballot to match the voter  registration record on file. 

By law, the NM Secretary of State shall issue the 2022 General Primary Election  Proclamation on Monday, January 31st. 

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