New Mexico Voter Guide 2016

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This is the League of Women Voters New Mexico statewide Voter Guide. To see the candidate responses to questions and a discussion of the bond issues, use the navigation links on the left side of the page.

The League of Women Voters has a long tradition of publishing the verbatim responses of candidates to questions important to voters. The League offers this Voters’ Guide to assist citizens in their decision making process as they prepare for participation in the general election. The League of Women Voters does not support or oppose any candidate or political party.

This Voter Guide covers statewide offices, including Federal offices, and statewide issues. To find out about your local candidates and issues, check out your local League's websites:

2016 Voter Guide

Federal Offices:

US PresidentUS Rep District 1US Rep District 2US Rep District 3

State Offices:

Secretary of StateSupreme CourtCourt of Appeals


State Bond IssuesConstitutional Amendments

Local Voter Guides


Elección General Guia Para Votantes 2016: preguntas de boleta, propuesta de enmienda constitucional y bonos de obligación general.

Candidate Forums

Watch the video of the the Los Alamos LWV's first candidate forum on October 6, 2016: House District 43 Sharon Stover and Stephanie Garcia Richard, District Attorneys Yvonne Chicoine and Marco Peter Serna, Probate Judges Anne Nobile and Abe Dispenette (the latter couldn't attend), and the debate on the Los Alamos County measure to abolish the office of sheriff, Amendment 1, between Robert Gibson (for abolishing) and John Horne (against).

Voter Information

See the Voter Information page for details on how to register, important links and dates.

The League has also prepared a brief guide to voting in New Mexico: Voting 101.

Find your nearest polling location at the Secretary of State's Polling Map.

General Election Calendar

Voter Registration Deadline: Online or In Person: October 11, By Mail: Postmarked by October 11.
Early In-Person Voting at County Clerk Offices: October 11 - November 4
Early Voting at Alternative Sites: October 22-November 5 (For specific information, see your County Clerk’s website linked through
Absentee Ballot Applications: Now through November 4 (See details in our Voter Information page.)
Election Day: Tuesday, November 8, 7 am-7 pm

Voter Guide Rules

Our rules for soliciting statements from NM statewide candidates:

Candidates on each page are listed alphabetically, except that write-in candidates are listed after other candidates.