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New Mexico Midterm Election Guide

To our New Mexico family,


In preparation for the midterm election on November 8, we have prepared the following state voter guide to help you navigate and prepare for Election Day: where to vote; how to vote; and what’s on your ballot. We hope you find this guide helpful!


Please use this guide and share it with people who need it. An educated voter is a smart voter! Vote Smart!


Election Guide 2022:

New Mexico


Voter Registration Information:

Need to get registered, request an absentee ballot, or find your local polling place? All of that information and more can be found here: https://justfacts.votesmart.org/elections/voter-registration/NM


Need to contact your local election office for questions about your registration, ballot, polling place, or any other elections question? Find all their contact information here: https://justfacts.votesmart.org/elections/offices/NM


Elections/Candidates:


Congressional Elections: Three seats for the U.S. House of Representatives and zero seats for the U.S. Senate are up for election this year. See all the candidates running in these elections here:

https://justfacts.votesmart.org/election/2022/C/NM/2022-congressional?stageId=G

Notable races include:


Gubernatorial Elections: Karen Bedonie, Michelle Lujan Grisham, and Mark Ronchetti are running for governor this year. See the full list of candidates running here:

https://justfacts.votesmart.org/election/2022/G/NM/2022-gubernatorial?stageId=G


State Legislature Elections: 70 seats for the New Mexico House of Representatives and zero seats for the New Mexico Senate are up for election this year. See all the candidates running in these elections here:

https://justfacts.votesmart.org/election/2022/L/NM/2022-state-legislative?stageId=G


Statewide Elections: Offices for Attorney General, Secretary of State, Auditor, Treasurer, and Education Commissioner districts 2, 3, 5, 6, and 7 are up for election this year. See all the candidates running in these elections here:

https://justfacts.votesmart.org/election/2022/S/NM/2022-statewide?stageId=G


State Judicial Elections: Three justices are up for election this year from the New Mexico Supreme Court. See all the candidates running in these elections here:

https://justfacts.votesmart.org/election/2022/K/NM/2022-state-judicial?stageId=G


Ballot Measures:

Here are the statewide ballot measures appearing on your November ballot:

  • New Mexico Land Grant Permanent Fund Distribution for Early Childhood Education Amendment: The measure would allocate 1.25% of the five-year average of year-end market values of the money in the Land Grant Permanent Fund to early childhood education (60% of the allocation) and public education (40% of the allocation). As of 2020, the New Mexico Constitution provided that the annual distribution from the fund was 5% to 21 designated fund beneficiaries. This amendment would increase the total annual distribution to 6.25%. The amendment also provided that if the average year-end market value for the preceding five years of the LGPF dropped to $17 billion allocations would be halted until the fund amount increased.

  • https://justfacts.votesmart.org/elections/ballot-measure/2683/new-mexico-land-grant-permanent-fund-distribution-for-early-childhood-education-amendment

  • New Mexico Public Libraries Bond Issue: The bond measure would issue no more than $19,266,000 in general obligation bonds for library improvements at public libraries, public school libraries, academic libraries and tribal libraries statewide. A general obligation bond is public debt and is paid for through state funds, specifically funds from a statewide property tax in New Mexico.

  • https://justfacts.votesmart.org/elections/ballot-measure/2687/new-mexico-public-libraries-bond-issue

  • New Mexico Public Education Bond Issue: The bond measure would issue no more than $215,986,000 in general obligation bonds to make capital improvements for higher education, special schools, and tribal schools. A general obligation bond is public debt and is paid for through state funds, specifically funds from a statewide property tax in New Mexico.

  • https://justfacts.votesmart.org/elections/ballot-measure/2688/new-mexico-public-education-bond-issue

  • New Mexico Authorizing Funds for Residential Services Infrastructure Amendment: Proposing to amend Article 9, Section 14 of the Constitution of New Mexico to allow public investment to provide access to essential household services, including internet, energy, water, wastewater and other similar services as provided by law, upon the enactment of general implementing legislation by a majority vote of the members elected to each house of the legislature.

  • https://justfacts.votesmart.org/elections/ballot-measure/2684/new-mexico-authorizing-funds-for-residential-services-infrastructure-amendment

  • Appointed Appellate Judge Requirements: Proposing to amend Article 6, Section 35 of the Constitution of New Mexico to provide that an appointed judge serve at least one year before a general election is held for the office to which the judge was appointed.

  • https://justfacts.votesmart.org/elections/ballot-measure/2685/appointed-appellate-judge-requirements

  • New Mexico Land Grant Permanent Fund Distribution for Early Childhood Education Amendment: The measure would allocate 1.25% of the five-year average of year-end market values of the money in the Land Grant Permanent Fund to early childhood education (60% of the allocation) and public education (40% of the allocation). As of 2020, the New Mexico Constitution provided that the annual distribution from the fund was 5% to 21 designated fund beneficiaries. This amendment would increase the total annual distribution to 6.25%. The amendment also provided that if the average year-end market value for the preceding five years of the LGPF dropped to $17 billion allocations would be halted until the fund amount increased.

  • https://justfacts.votesmart.org/elections/ballot-measure/2683/new-mexico-land-grant-permanent-fund-distribution-for-early-childhood-education-amendment

  • New Mexico Senior Citizens Facilities Bond Issue: relating to general obligation bonds; authorizing the issuance and sale of capital projects general obligation bonds to make capital expenditures for senior citizen facility improvements, construction and acquisitions, for library acquisitions and for capital improvements and acquisitions at institutions of higher education, state special schools and tribal schools; providing for a property tax levy for payment of principal of, interest on and certain costs related to the bonds; requiring approval of the registered voters at the 2022 general election of the state; declaring an emergency.

  • https://justfacts.votesmart.org/elections/ballot-measure/2686/new-mexico-senior-citizens-facilities-bond-issue


See the full list of all 2022 national statewide ballot measures here: https://justfacts.votesmart.org/elections/ballot-measures/2022



Happy Election Season!


The Vote Smart Team

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