The state of New Mexico does not hold Open Primary Elections. To be eligible to vote in the Primary Election, individuals must be registered as a Democrat, Republican or party that has been qualified by the Secretary of State’s Office as a Major Party. A registered voter who wishes to change party affiliation in time to vote in a primary election must do so 28 days before the election.
Currently (2019); Qualified Major Parties Include:
Libertarian Party of New Mexico
New Mexico Democratic Party
New Mexico Republican Party
Qualified Minor Parties Include:
Better for America Party of New Mexico
Constitution Party of New Mexico
Green Party of New Mexico
New Mexico Working Families Party
Party for Socialism and Liberation of New Mexico
Each party has the option of holding a Presidential Caucus several months previous to the June Primary Election for the purpose of nominating a candidate for the Office of President. For more information concerning party activity, contact the party chairman listed below.
Should you choose not to select a party affiliation or choose Independent, your Voter Information Card will reflect a DTS status. DTS stands for Declined to Select. If you have any questions please call our office at 866-2080.