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June 27, 2024: Candidate Filing Day for Independent, Minor Party, Judicial Retention, and Write-In Candidates

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• Independent candidates shall file declarations of candidacy and nominating petitions, if required, with the proper filing officer between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on the twenty-third (23) day following the primary election of each even-numbered year.  Refer to Section 1-8-52 (A), NMSA 1978. 

• Minor Party candidates shall file declarations of candidacy and nominating petitions, if required, with the proper filing officer between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on the twenty-third (23) day following the primary election.  Refer to Sections 1-8-2 and 1-8-3, NMSA 1978.

• Write-in candidates shall file with the proper filing officer between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on the twenty-third (23) day after the primary election a declaration of intent to be a write-in candidate, accompanied by a petition signed by a number of voters equal to at least one percent (1%) of the total number of votes cast in the area sought to be represented as were cast for governor at the last preceding general election at which a governor was elected. No person shall be a write-in candidate in the general election who was a candidate or who filed a declaration of candidacy in the primary election immediately prior to the general election.  Refer to Sections 1-8-66 (A) & (F), NMSA 1978.

• Declarations of candidacy for nonpartisan judicial retention for the Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, District Court, or Metropolitan Court shall be filed with the proper filing officer between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.  Refer to Section 1-26-2 (C), NMSA 1978.

• Candidates for legislative or statewide office who have not already filed a financial disclosure statement with the secretary of state in the same calendar year shall file a financial disclosure statement at the time of filing a declaration of candidacy.  The FDS must be filed online, using the Campaign Finance Information System:  https://login.cfis.sos.state.nm.us/#/index. Pursuant to Section 10-16A-2(H) NMSA 1978, a candidate for legislative or statewide offices who does not file a FDS before the date for qualification of the person as a candidate shall be disqualified by the proper filing officer as a candidate.