The Clerk’s Office Records & Recording Division is requiring appointments. Please call (505) 986-6280 or click on the “Make an appointment” button to schedule an appointment. For voting, appointments are NOT required.


ATTENTION: No appointments or walk-ins are available for Wednesday, November 23rd. The Office will be CLOSED on Thursday, November 24th and Friday, November 25th. We will resume our normal hours on Monday, November 28th.

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Rules & Best Practices for Requesting Voter Information

Note: Voter data is subject to the election code, not IPRA. For more information see the SOS website for statutory fees. 

The Santa Fe County Clerk recommends campaigns submit both the Absentee Ballot Register and Voter Data forms so they can efficiently track which of their supporters have already voted and subsequently remove them from further mailing lists. This process also allows campaigns to more effectively target supporters who have yet to cast their ballots.

It is best practice to remove voters from call, email, and mailing lists after they have already voted, and it will save you time and resources!

Absentee Information 

According to the USPS, because mailed ballots have to travel out of state or through the Albuquerque sorting center, voters should plan that mailed Absentee ballots take 7 days to arrive and 7 days to return in Santa Fe County. Though voters can legally request up until the Friday before election day, ballots requested last minute are unlikely to arrive before the deadline.

  • If voters plan on mailing their ballots back, we recommend they request NO LATER than Tuesday Oct. 25th.
  • Voters should request ballots no later than Nov. 1 if they plan to drop their ballots.
  • Ballots must be back in Clerk possession by 7pm on Election Day. Ballots arriving after the cut off will not be counted.

Drop box locations are located at every open polling site during polling hours or at several permanent 24 locations around the county. 6 out of the 8 permanent dropbox video monitored locations are drive up for ADA accessibility (indicated on our dropbox page).

Electioneering and other rules

It is important for campaigns to stay informed on all laws and regulations surrounding polling locations and drop boxes. Please read the Voter Information Advisory for the 2022 General Election.

Dropboxes are polling locations and electioneering within 100 feet is prohibited. Read more details in the advisory. 

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