News Flash


Posted on: December 1, 2023

Candidate Guide and Voting Information Now Available for 2024 Rio Rancho Municipal Officer Election

On March 5, 2024, the City of Rio Rancho will hold an election to elect City Councilors for Districts 1, 4, and 6 to 4-year terms. The ballot will also include three general obligation bond questions for public safety, roads, and quality-of-life facilities.


Eligible, registered voters interested in seeking office must submit a Declaration of Candidacy form, which can be found in the Candidate Guide, to the City Clerk’s Office on Tuesday, January 9, 2024, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


The Candidate Guide can be obtained by visiting, or in person in the Office of the City Clerk located at Rio Rancho City Hall, 3200 Civic Center Circle, Suite 150, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Although not required, anyone wishing to schedule an in-person appointment with the City Clerk may do so by contacting the office at 505-891-5004.


The Guide contains information for anyone interested in running in the 2024 Municipal Officer Election, to include:

  • Candidacy forms and instructions
  • Calendar of key election dates 
  • Voter registration information
  • Political sign application and regulations
  • Campaign finance reporting information


Voter Registration Information

To participate in the Municipal Officer Election, an individual must be registered to vote no later than Tuesday, February 6, 2024, with the exception of those individuals who register to vote at an Early Voting or Election Day location where same day voter registration or registration updating will be available. A certificate of voter registration can be completed online on the New Mexico Voter Information Portal or by filling out a paper voter registration application downloadable from the same website. Current voters can view and make updates to their existing voter registration on the same site.



Absentee/Early Voting Information

Absentee/Early Voting for the 2024 Rio Rancho Municipal Officer Election begins Tuesday, February 6, 2024. The locations, dates, and times for Early Voting in Rio Rancho are:


Tuesday, February 6, 2024 through Friday, March 1, 2024: Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; expanded hours on Saturday, February 17, 2024, Saturday, February 24, 2024, and Saturday, March 2, 2024 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • Broadmoor Senior Center(Clerk’s Annex), 3241 Broadmoor Blvd NE


Saturday, February 17, 2024, through Saturday, March 2, 2024: Tuesday—Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (closed Sunday and Monday):

  • Plaza @ Unser Marketplace, 701 Unser Blvd A12
  • Loma Colorado Library, 755 Loma Colorado Blvd
  • Rio Rancho MVD, 4114 Sabana Grande Ave SE
  • The Hub @ Enchanted Hills, 7845 Enchanted Hills Blvd
  • Rio West Business Center, 103 Rio Rancho Blvd Suite B1


Voters may cast an absentee ballot by submitting an application to the City Clerk’s Office no later than February 20, 2024. Both an online absentee ballot application and downloadable paper application will be available in late December 2023 at . Absentee ballots will be mailed out beginning February 6, 2024 and must be returned to the City Clerk’s Office no later than 7 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, March 5, 2024.


For additional information about the March 5, 2024 Municipal Officer Election, please visit or contact the City Clerk’s Office at 505-891-5004.

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Home