City Election Information

This page is dedicated to all City elections that affect City residents and businesses, our subsections have information for past and upcoming elections in the City. If you have any questions, please contact our City Clerk Esther Motongo (575)882-2983.

Update: 09/13/2021

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2021 Regular Local Election Information

2021 Local Election Calendar

August 16, 2021 Resolution  2017-008 (Amendment 2)

August 12, 2021     Election Proclamation

May 13, 2021         Adoption of Resolution calling for Municipal Election (Resolution 2021-020)

August 4, 2021     SOS issues proclamation for local election

August 24, 2021   Candidate filing day for local election with Dona Ana County Clerk between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

August 31, 2021   Write-in candidate filing day between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

August 31, 2021     Last day for candidates to withdraw

November 2, 2021  Local Election Day

November 23, 2021 State canvass board canvass

November 26, 2021   SOS to issue certificate of election to candidates

December 16, 2021   Candidate must take Oath of Office at Regular BOT Meeting

January 1, 2021     Date candidate takes office when elected in the regular local election

Candidate Forms and Packet Below:

Candidates Packet – Nov 2021

Ordinance 2011-07 Amended Mayor- Trustees Pay

2021-RLE_Affidavit of Withdrawal of Candidacy

2021-RLE_Declaration of Candidacy – Statement of Intent

2021-RLE_Declaration of Intent to be a Write-In Candidate

2021-RLE_Written Authorization for Designation

2021-020 Resolution Calling for Elections

2021 Regular Local Election Candidate Guide

2021 – 2022 Regular Local Election CALENDAR

2021 Local Election Information 

Regular Local Election – General Information

The Local Election Act (LEA), passed by the New Mexico Legislature in 2018, provides for a consolidated local election to be conducted in New Mexico. In addition, HB 407 was signed on April 3, 2019, which provided additional updates to the LEA.

The LEA repealed the Municipal and School Board Election Codes and requires all elections to follow uniform election procedures for the call, conduct, and canvass of all elections. The LEA established two new statewide elections:

 1. Regular Local Election: the biennial local election at which local governing body members are elected pursuant to the provisions of the LEA held every November of odd-numbers years.

  2. Municipal Officer’s Election: the local governing body and any elective executive and judicial officers of a municipality held every  March of even-numbered years.

In addition, all Special Local Elections in New Mexico will be conducted pursuant to the provisions of the Special Election Act §§ 1-24-1 to -6.

For more information on the upcoming Local Election please visit the link below:

Past Election Information

General Obligation Bonds

2018 City Trustee Election