Skip to content

Local Leagues in New Mexico

Tweets by @LWVNewMexico
What we do

The League of Women Voters has worked since 1920 to improve local, state and national government and strengthen our communities through citizen education and action.

The League of Women Voters is nonpartisan; it never supports or opposes candidates or political parties. The League does take action on issues of importance to its members and the community, after studying them in depth.

Membership is open to all residents of the United States, both women and men, who are 16 years or older. Find out more.

Vote YES on the Independent Ethics Commission

The League of Women Voters asks all voters to vote YES on the constitutional amendment to create an Independent Ethics Commission.

This amendment will create an Independent State Ethics Commission that will educate officials about standards of conduct and hold them accountable if they fail to maintain those standards.

All New Mexicans pay a price for politicians who break the rules. New Mexicans deserve a fair, transparent process for handling ethics complaints.

Primary Election Results

You can get New Mexico election results at the Secretary of State's website: NM Secretary of State: Election Results.

General Election Day: November 6, 2018

Early voting starts the same day as voter registration ends: 28 days before Election Day, October 9.

For elections info, go to Find out how to register and where to vote, get a sample ballot with candidate information, apply for an absentee ballot, or see the wording for Constitutional amendment questions and statewide bonds.

Voter Guides

Links to our voter guides will be posted here in time for early voting. For additional election information, visit our Voter Information page.

Recent LWVNM News

LWVNM Opposes Separating Immigrant Children from Parents

June 22, 2018: The League of Women Voters of New Mexico is opposed to the practice of separating children and parents who are guilty only of trying to escape violence in their countries.

An order has been signed, but we do not believe this crisis is over. Thousands of children have been sent to other locations, and the government has yet to say how it will find them and undo the damage already done. Sometimes the only link is a phone number memorized by a small child.

Aside from being condemned internationally, our collective conscience is repulsed by these actions. We call for action to end this policy for good and to reunite families.

It is past time to examine the policies that have led to this crisis, and to fix them. Those who are committed to true reform of our broken immigration system must speak up for decent policies, loud and clear.

Letter to the Editor, Santa Fe New Mexican (also in the Albuquerque Journal).

LWVNM Objects to Dummy Bills

February 2, 2018: "The practice of using dummy bills needs to stop. They are not just an inconvenience; they subvert democracy and deny the public of their right to provide comment in our Citizens' Legislature," says LWVNM president Judy Williams.


This was mentioned briefly in the Santa Fe New Mexican's Legislative Roundup.

Citizen Advocacy Workshop video online

December 31, 2017: The video from our 2017 Citizen Advocacy Workshop is online. Learn how to advocate at the legislature from experts Senator Peter Wirth (D-Santa Fe), Senator Sander Rue (R-Albuquerque), and Jim Jackson, Chief Executive Officer of Disability Rights New Mexico.

Watch the video here: 2017 Citizen Advocacy Workshop.

For older news items, see the LWVNM News Archive.

Logo of La Palabra

Latest La Palabra

The Summer 2018 La Palabra (PDF, 1.1 MB) newsletter is out.

Highlights: Report from the LWVUS National Convention in Chicago; Information on upcoming Voter Guides; the Economic Impact of Transfering Federal Public Lands to the States; New Law on Funding Firefighting; Spent Nuclear Fuel Reprocessing; Report from LWVNM Council 2018; Local League News.

Keep up to date by reading La Palabra!

For issues of La Palabra dating back to 2005, see the Newsletters page.

How to Contact Your Legislator

Want to connect with your legislator? Use Find My Legislator on the New Mexico Legislator website.

Or download the PDF mailing lists: the Senate Mailing List and the House Mailing List.

Want to reach NM’s Congressional delegation? The Congressional toll-free number is 1-866-727-4894 . Just ask for your representative or senator. Please remember that you are speaking as an individual and not for the League.