Important Dates

Wednesday, December 6, 2023

• Secretary of State issues proclamation calling Municipal Officer Election

• Political or Campaign Signage may be erected in the right-of-way ninety (90) days prior to the Municipal Officer Election §156, R.O. 2003

• Posting of early voting locations 1-6-5.7(B)(2), NMSA 1978


Tuesday, January 9, 2024

• Candidate Filing Day - Between 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

  • Individuals wanting to declare their candidacy must file a Declaration of Candidacy Form with the City Clerk - 3200 Civic Center Circle NE, Suite 150, 87144. 1-22-3.1(E)(3), NMSA 1978

• Candidate Campaign Committee Registration Form due §30.25, R.O. 2003

• Designation of Campaign Treasurer due §30.26, R.O. 2003


Friday, January 12, 2024

• Notify candidates of declaration of candidacy qualification or disqualification by 5:00 p.m. 1-22-3.1(E)(3), NMSA 1978


Tuesday, January 16, 2024

• Write-in Candidate Filing Day - Between 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

• Individuals wanting to declare write-in candidacy must file a Declaration of Write-In Candidacy Form with the City Clerk - 3200 Civic Center Circle NE, Suite 150, 87144. 1-22-3.1(E)(4), NMSA 1978

• Write-in Candidate Campaign Committee Registration Form due §30.25, R.O. 2003

• Designation of Write-in Campaign Treasurer due §30.26, R.O. 2003

• Last day to file a petition challenge candidacy in District Court 1-22-3.1(E)(5), NMSA 1978

• Last day to withdraw candidacy by 5:00 p.m.


Friday, January 19, 2024

• Notify Write-in candidates of declaration of candidacy qualification or disqualification by 5:00 p.m. 1-22-3.1(E)(4), NMSA 1978


Tuesday, January 23, 2024

• Last day to withdraw write-in candidacy by 5:00 p.m.

• Last day to file a petition challenge write-in candidacy in District Court 1-22-3.1(E)(5), NMSA 1978

• Certification of official ballot 1-22-3.1(E)(6), NMSA 1978

• First campaign finance report due by 5:00 p.m. §30.28, R.O. 2003


Tuesday, January 30, 2024

• Military and Overseas ballots sent to Federal Qualified Electors 1-22-3.1(D)(6), NMSA 1978


Tuesday, February 6, 2024

• Last day to register to vote or update voter registration 1-4-8(A), NMSA 1978 (except for Same day voter registration at Early Voting and Election Day voting locations)

• Early voting at the Clerk’s Annex Broadmoor Senior Center begins 1-6-5.7(A), NMSA 1978 (Same day voter registration available)

• First day absentee ballots are mailed out 1-6-5(F), NMSA 1978

• Second campaign finance report due by 12:00 p.m. §30.28, R.O. 2003


Saturday, February 17, 2024

• Additional early voting locations open 1-6-5.7(A)(3), NMSA 1978 (Same day voter registration available at all locations)


Tuesday, February 20, 2024

• Last day to request an absentee ballot 1-6-5(A), NMSA 1978


Saturday, March 2, 2024

• Last day to early vote 1-6-5.7(A), NMSA 1978


Monday, March 4, 2024

• Third campaign finance report due by 12:00 p.m. §30.28, R.O. 2003


Tuesday, March 5, 2024

• Election Day – Voting hours 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. (Same day voter registration available at all locations)

• Absentee ballots must be returned by 7:00 p.m. to any voting location or to the City Clerk’s Office 1-6-10, NMSA 1978


Wednesday, March 6, 2024 - Friday, March 15, 2024

• City Clerk begins the verification of election returns for certification by Local Canvassing Board


Friday, March 15, 2024

• Last day for Local Canvassing Board to canvass election results 1-13-13, NMSA 1978


Monday, April 1, 2024

• If run-off not required, certified candidates take oath of office and begin term 1-22-3.1(F), NMSA 1978


Thursday, April 4, 2024

• Fourth campaign finance report due by 5:00 p.m., when applicable §30.28, R.O. 2003


Tuesday, April 9, 2024

• Run-off Election, if required 1-22-16, NMSA 1978 and §30.30, R.O. 2003


Wednesday, May 1, 2024

• If run-off required, certified candidates take oath of office and begin term 1-22-3.1(F), NMSA 1978