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.
Statewide Voter Guide
Get a personalized Voter Guide for your address, anywhere in New Mexico:
Now that the election is over, the interactive statewide
voter guide is no longer available.
- Constitutional Amendment 1
PROPOSING AMENDMENTS TO ARTICLE 6 OF THE CONSTITUTION
OF NEW MEXICO TO GIVE THE LEGISLATURE AUTHORITY TO PROVIDE FOR APPELLATE
JURISDICTION BY STATUTE
- Constitutional Amendment 2
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO
ARTICLE 5 OF THE CONSTITUTION OF NEW MEXICO TO CREATE AN INDEPENDENT STATE
ETHICS COMMISSION WITH JURISDICTION TO INVESTIGATE, ADJUDICATE AND ISSUE
ADVISORY OPINIONS CONCERNING CIVIL VIOLATIONS OF LAWS GOVERNING ETHICS,
STANDARDS OF CONDUCT AND REPORTING REQUIREMENTS AS PROVIDED BY LAW
There are four statewide bond measures:
- Bond Issue A – Aging and Long-Term Services Department
- Bond Issue B – Library Acquisitions
- Bond Issue C – School Buses
- Bond Issue D – Higher Education Facilities
Read more details: Statewide Bond Measures
Local League Voter Guides
Our four local Leagues each produce a printed voter guide which is distributed to homes and made available in public places. You can read the PDFs here:
New: Native American Voter Guides
This year, the LWV has coordinated with the Native American Voting Task Force,
thanks to a generous grant from the Thornburg Foundation, to create
Voter Guides for the Native American communities in these counties:
District Court Judge Candidates for the Native American Voter Guides:
The League of Women Voters’ Native American Voter Guides for Bernalillo,
McKinley, Otero, Rio Arriba, Santa Fe, San Juan and Socorro Counties are
missing information on District Judge races. The League did not receive
the complete information from the Secretary of State’s office before the
guides were printed. We regret the omission. Please help us get the word
out to voters in these counties.
We now have corrected Voter Guides for Otero, Soccorro, McKinley and San Juan,
Bernalillo, and Rio Arriba counties.
We'll post the rest as soon as we get them.
Bernalillo County, Second Judicial District, Division 25
McKinley and San Juan Counties, Eleventh Judicial District, Division 3
- Sarah V. Weaver (write-in) Republican
Otero County, Twelfth Judicial District, Division 1
- Steven Edward Blankinship, Republican
Santa Fe and Rio Arriba Counties, First Judicial District
- Maria E. Sanchez-Gagne, Democrat
- Jason C. Lidyard, Democrat
Socorro County, Seventh Judicial District, Division 3
- Roscoe A. Woods, Democrat
- Shannon L. Murdock, Republican
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).
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:
Find your nearest polling location at the
Secretary of State's
2018 General Election Calendar
Tuesday, October 9:
- Last day to register to vote
- County clerks will begin sending absentee ballots
- In-person voting at county clerk offices during normal business hours)
Saturday, October 20:
- Early in-person voting at other locations
Friday, November 2:
- Last day for county clerks to send absentee ballots to voters
Saturday, November 3:
- Last day of countywide early voting
Tuesday, November 6:
- Election Day
- Last day for voters to return an absentee ballot to a
polling location or county clerk's office
Voter Guide Rules
Our rules for soliciting statements from NM statewide candidates:
- All candidates who have properly filed with the Secretary of State's
office received questionnaires, except those who will be unopposed in
the election. Responses of all candidates are published. Unopposed
candidates and write-in candidates who are certified under the code will
have their names listed along with the office for which they are a candidate.
Additional information may be included.
Due to space constraints and fairness to all candidates, there was a
fixed word limit to each response.
The League assumes no responsibility for the content of any candidate's
reply. Further, the League publishes this information neither to endorse
nor to reject the views of any candidates. If there is a question of
potentially defamatory content, the League will defer to the opinion of
- The deadline for receipt of responses was August 29.
If no reply was received by the deadline, the words, "No reply received"
will appear by the candidate's name.
- Responses may have been edited to fit the web page format.
The League will in no way edit for meaning, grammar, punctuation, or
Candidates on each page are listed alphabetically, except that
write-in candidates are listed after other candidates.