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Revision as of 13:05, 17 January 2014

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Contents
1 2014 elections
1.1 Races to watch in New Mexico
1.2 Elections by type
2 Voting in New Mexico
2.1 Important voting information
2.2 Voting absentee
2.3 Voting early
3 Elections Performance Index
4 See also
5 References



New Mexico

The state of New Mexico will hold elections in 2014. Below are the dates of note:

On the 2014 ballot
Find current election news and links here.
U.S. Senate Scheduled electiona
U.S. House Scheduled electiona
State Executives Scheduled electiona
State Senate Unscheduled electiond
State House Scheduled electiona
Statewide ballot measures (8 measures) Unscheduled electiond
Local ballot measures Unscheduled electiond
School boards Scheduled electiona

2014 elections

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Races to watch in New Mexico

New Mexico State Legislature


See also: New Mexico House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of New Mexico House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 3, 2014, and a general election took place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 4, 2014. Heading into the election, the Democratic Party controlled the chamber. The following table details the 10 districts with the smallest margin of victory in the November 6, 2012, general election.

Elections by type

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U.S. Senate elections in New Mexico

See also: United States Senate elections in New Mexico, 2014 and United States Senate elections, 2014

Voters in New Mexico will elect one member to the U.S. Senate in the election on November 4, 2014.

New Mexico is one of 12 states to use a strictly closed primary process, in which the selection of a party's candidates in an election is limited to registered party members.[1][2][3]

The election will fill the Senate seat currently held by Tom Udall (D). Udall was first elected in 2008.

Candidates


Note: Prior to the signature filing deadline, candidates will be added when Ballotpedia writers come across declared candidates. If you see a name of a candidate who is missing, please email us and we will add that name. As the election draws closer, more information will be added to this page.

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Contents
1 U.S. House of Representatives elections in New Mexico
1.1 Partisan breakdown
1.2 Incumbents
1.3 List of candidates by district
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U.S. House of Representatives elections in New Mexico

See also: United States House of Representatives elections in New Mexico, 2014 and United States House of Representatives elections, 2014

The 2014 U.S. House of Representatives elections in New Mexico will take place on November 4, 2014. Voters will elect three candidates to serve in the U.S. House, one from each of the state's three congressional districts.

New Mexico is one of 12 states to use a strictly closed primary process, in which the selection of a party's candidates in an election is limited to registered party members.[1][2][3]

Partisan breakdown


Heading into the November 4 election, the Democratic Party holds two of the three congressional seats from New Mexico.

Members of the U.S. House from New Mexico -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of November 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 2 2
     Republican Party 1 1
Total 3 3

Incumbents


Heading into the 2014 election, the incumbents for the three congressional districts are:

Name Party District
Michelle Lujan Grisham Electiondot.png Democratic 1
Steve Pearce Ends.png Republican 2
Ben Ray Lujan Electiondot.png Democratic 3

List of candidates by district


Note: Prior to the signature filing deadline, candidates will be added when Ballotpedia writers come across declared candidates. If you see a name of a candidate who is missing, please email us and we will add that name. As the election draws closer, more information will be added to this page.

1st Congressional District

General election candidates


June 3, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Withdrew from race


2nd Congressional District

General election candidates


June 3, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Withdrew from race


3rd Congressional District

General election candidates


June 3, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

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State executive official elections in New Mexico

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See also: New Mexico state executive official elections, 2014 and State executive official elections, 2014
Contents
1 State executive official elections in New Mexico
2 List of candidates by office
2.1 Governor
2.2 Lieutenant Governor
2.3 Attorney General
2.4 Secretary of State
2.5 Down ballot offices

Fifteen state executive positions are up for election in 2014 in the state of New Mexico.

The following offices will be elected in 2014 in New Mexico:

List of candidates by office

Note: The following list of candidates is not official and will continue to be updated until the 2014 candidate filing deadline. Candidates will be added as we come across them prior to the deadline. If you see a name of a candidate who is missing, please email us and we will add that name. As the election draws closer, more information will be added to this page.

Governor


Republican Party Susana Martinez/John Sanchez- IncumbentsGreen check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Gary King/Debra Haaland[9]

Disqualified

Democratic Party Marie Julienne[10]

Lieutenant Governor


Attorney General


General election

Democratic Party Hector Balderas - Current New Mexico State Auditor[11]Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Susan Riedel[12]

Filed for other office

Democratic Party Gary King - Incumbent

Secretary of State


Republican Party Dianna Duran - Incumbent Green check mark transparent.png

Democratic Party Maggie Toulouse Oliver - Bernalillo County Clerk[13]

Down ballot offices


Office Incumbent Assumed Office Incumbent running? General Election Candidates 2015 Winner Partisan Switch?
Treasurer James B. Lewis
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2006 Term-limited Republican Party Rick Lopez
Democratic Party Tim Eichenberg
Democratic Party Tim Eichenberg No
State Auditor Hector Balderas
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2006 Term-limited Republican Party Robert Aragon
Democratic Party Tim Keller
Democratic Party Tim Keller No
Commissioner of Public Lands Ray Powell
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2011 Yes[14] Democratic Party Ray Powell
Republican Party Aubrey Dunn
Republican Party Aubrey Dunn Yes
Public Regulation Commission Ben L. Hall
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2011 Yes[14] Republican Party Ben L. Hall
Democratic Party Sandy Jones
Democratic Party Sandy Jones Yes
Public Regulation Commission Patrick H. Lyons
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2011 Yes[14] Republican Party Patrick Lyons Republican Party Patrick Lyons No
Public Regulation Commission Theresa Becenti-Aguilar
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2011 Yes[14] Democratic Party Lynda Lovejoy Democratic Party Lynda Lovejoy No

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State House elections in New Mexico

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See also: New Mexico House of Representatives elections, 2014 and State legislative elections, 2014

Elections for the office of New Mexico House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 3, 2014, and a general election took place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 4, 2014.

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Democratic Party holds the majority in the New Mexico House of Representatives:

New Mexico House of Representatives
Party As of November 3, 2014 After November 4, 2014
     Democratic Party 37 33
     Republican Party 33 37
Total 70 70

List of candidates by district

Note: Pending once the filing deadline occurs in 2014.

District 1District 2District 3District 4District 5District 6District 7District 8District 9District 10District 11District 12District 13District 14District 15District 16District 17District 18District 19District 20District 21District 22District 23District 24District 25District 26District 27District 28District 29District 30District 31District 32District 33District 34District 35District 36District 37District 38District 39District 40District 41District 42District 43District 44District 45District 46District 47District 48District 49District 50District 51District 52District 53District 54District 55District 56District 57District 58District 59District 60District 61District 62District 63District 64District 65District 66District 67District 68District 69District 70

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Statewide ballot measure elections in New Mexico

See also: New Mexico 2014 ballot measures and 2014 ballot measures

No statewide ballot questions have been certified for the November 2014 ballot in the state of New Mexico.

Potential measures


Type Title Subject Description

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School board elections in New Mexico

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See also: List of school board elections in 2014 and New Mexico school board elections, 2014

A total of one New Mexico school district among America's largest school districts by enrollment will hold elections in 2014. These districts feature two seats up for election. Farmington Municipal Schools will hold elections in August 2014. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, the district listed below serve 10,586 K-12 students.[15]

Elections by date


Note: Last updated January 1, 2014

A total of 666 school districts are holding elections for 2,141 seats in 2014. This list breaks down the New Mexico school board elections in chronological order:

August 2014

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Voting in New Mexico

See also: Voting in New Mexico
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Important voting information

  • This page has information relating to voting in New Mexico. For full information contact your state election agency.
  • As of January 2015, New Mexico is one of the 30 states that have not implemented full online voter registration.

Voting absentee

See also: Absentee voting by state

For information about eligibility, deadlines, military and overseas voting and updates to the voting laws in New Mexico, please visit our absentee voting by state page.

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.[16] 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.

Elections Performance Index

See also: Pew Charitable Trusts' Elections Performance Index

New Mexico ranked 27th out of the 50 states and District of Columbia in the Pew Charitable Trusts' Elections Performance Index (EPI), based on the 2012 elections. The EPI examines election administration performance and assigns an average percentage score based on 17 indicators of election performance. These indicators were chosen in order to determine both the convenience and integrity of these three phases of an election: registration, voting and counting. New Mexico received an overall score of 64 percent.[17]

See also

References

  1. National Conference of State Legislatures Website, "State Primary Election Types," accessed January 6, 2014
  2. Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
  3. Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013, through January 3, 2014, researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 Associated Press, "New Mexico Summary Vote Results," accessed June 3, 2014
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 News from the Associated Press, "New Mexico - Summary Vote Results," accessed May 29, 2014
  6. The Farmington Daily-Times, "Roxanne Lara puts in bid for Congress," accessed September 3, 2013
  7. Leslie Endean-Singh for Congress 2014 Official Campaign Website, "Homepage," accessed September 4, 2013
  8. New Mexico Watchdog, "It will be Rocky Lara vs. Steve Pearce in November," accessed May 29, 2014
  9. Santa Fe New Mexican, "Attorney general Gary King to try again for governor job," July 10, 2012
  10. Roundhouse Roundup, "Democratic Lt. Gov. Candidate to Announce," November 27, 2013
  11. Current-Argus, "NM state auditor running for attorney general," April 30, 2013
  12. New Mexico Secretary of State, Candidate Portal, accessed February 4, 2014
  13. Daily Journal, Bernalillo County Clerk Maggie Toulouse Oliver announces for secretary of state, September 9, 2013
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 New Mexico Secretary of State, "Candidate Portal, 2014 Primary Election Contest/Candidate List," accessed April 14, 2014
  15. National Center for Education Statistics, "Elementary/Second Information System," Accessed December 30, 2013
  16. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named absentee
  17. Pew Charitable Trusts, "Election Performance Index Report," accessed April 23, 2014