New Mexico elections, 2012

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Contents
1 2012 Elections
2 Eligibility to Vote
2.1 Primary election
2.2 General election
3 Voting absentee
3.1 Eligibility
3.2 Deadlines
3.3 Military and overseas voting
4 Voting early
5 See also
6 References

The state of New Mexico held elections in 2012. Below are the dates of note:

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November 6, 2012
Election Results
U.S. Senate (1 seat) Approveda Preview Article
U.S. House (3 seats) Approveda
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State House (70 seats) Approveda
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2012 Elections

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For election results in the 50 states, see our November 6, 2012 election results page

Elections by type

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See also: United States Senate elections in New Mexico, 2012
U.S. Senate, New Mexico General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMartin Heinrich 51% 395,717
     Republican Heather Wilson 45.3% 351,260
     Independent American Jon Ross Barrie 3.6% 28,199
Total Votes 775,176
Source: New Mexico Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

See also: United States House of Representatives elections in New Mexico, 2012

New Mexico received an additional seat from redistricting.

Members of the U.S. House from New Mexico -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of November 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 2 2
     Republican Party 1 1
Total 3 3
District General Election Candidates Incumbent 2012 Winner Partisan Switch?
1st Democratic Party Michelle Lujan Grisham
Republican Party Janice Arnold-Jones
Martin Heinrich Democratic Party Michelle Lujan Grisham No
2nd Democratic Party Evelyn Madrid Erhard
Republican Party Steve Pearce
Steve Pearce Republican Party Steve Pearce No
3rd Democratic Party Ben Ray Lujan
Republican Party Jeff Byrd
Ben Ray Lujan Democratic Party Ben Ray Lujan No

See also: New Mexico state executive official elections, 2012

There were two state executive positions up for election.

New Mexico Public Regulation Commission District 1 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngKaren Montoya 55% 94,526
     Republican Christopher Ocksrider 45% 77,256
Total Votes 171,782
Election Results via New Mexico Secretary of State.
New Mexico Public Regulation Commission District 3 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngValerie Espinoza 100% 127,569
Total Votes 127,569
Election Results via New Mexico Secretary of State.


See also: New Mexico State Senate elections, 2012

Heading into the election, Democrats maintained partisan control in the state senate.

New Mexico State Senate
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 28 24
     Republican Party 14 17
Total 42 42


See also: New Mexico House of Representatives elections, 2012

Heading into the election, Democrats maintained partisan control in the state house.

New Mexico House of Representatives
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 36 38
     Republican Party 33 30
     Independent 1 0
Total 70 70

See also: New Mexico 2012 ballot measures
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Constitutional Amendment 1 Judiciary Adds two members to the Judicial Standards Commission. Approveda
LRCA Constitutional Amendment 2 State executive officials Raise the qualifications required to be public regulation commissioner. Approveda
LRCA Constitutional Amendment 3 Admin. of gov't. Remove the chartering of corporations from the PRC to the secretary of state. Approveda
LRCA Constitutional Amendment 4 Admin. of gov't. Would remove insurance division from PRC. Approveda
LRCA Constitutional Amendment 5 Admin. of gov't. Would make the office separate from the state government. Approveda
BI Bond Question A Bond issues Bonds to make capital expenditures for certain senior citizen facility improvement. Approveda
BI Bond Question B Bond issues Bonds to make capital expenditures for public library resource acquisitions. Approveda
BI Bond Question C Bond issues Bonds to make capital expenditures for certain higher education improvements. Approveda

Eligibility to Vote

New Mexico

Primary election

See also: Voting in the 2012 primary elections

New Mexico is one of 21 states to use a strictly closed primary system. Voters were required to register to vote in the primary by May 8, 2012, which was 28 days before the primary took place.[1] (Information about registering to vote)

General election

See also: Voting in the 2012 general elections

The deadline to register to vote is 28 days prior to the election day, which in 2012 was October 9.[2]

Note: Some states have a voter registration deadline 30 days prior to the election, but because this may fall on a weekend and Columbus Day is on Monday, October 8th, have extended the deadline to October 9, 2012.

Voting absentee

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See also: Absentee Voting

Eligibility

All voters are eligible to vote absentee in New Mexico. There are no special eligibility requirements for voting absentee.[4]

Deadlines

The county clerk must receive the absentee ballot application no later than 5 PM on Friday before the election. Ballots must be returned to the county clerk or voter's precinct before 7 PM on Election Day to be counted.[4]

Military and overseas voting

For full details, visit the Federal Voting Assistance Program here.

Voting early

See also: Early voting

New Mexico is one of 34 states that has early voting with no specific requirements as to who can vote early. Early voting begins on the third Saturday (17 days) before the election and ends on the Saturday (three days) prior to election day.[5] The average number of days prior to an election that voters can cast an early ballot is 21 days in states with a definitive starting date.

See also

References