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Democratic candidates from the [[New Mexico's 2nd congressional district|2nd District]] must submit between 562 registered [[Democratic]] voters and 1,124 registered [[Democratic]] voters.<ref name="guide"/> Republican candidates from the [[New Mexico's 2nd congressional district|2nd District]] must submit between 789 registered [[Republican]] voters and 1,579 registered [[Republican]] voters. <ref name="guide"/>
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Democratic candidates from the [[New Mexico's 2nd Congressional District|2nd District]] must submit between 562 registered [[Democratic]] voters and 1,124 registered [[Democratic]] voters.<ref name="guide"/> Republican candidates from the [[New Mexico's 2nd Congressional District|2nd District]] must submit between 789 registered [[Republican]] voters and 1,579 registered [[Republican]] voters. <ref name="guide"/>
  
[[Independent]] candidates wishing to appear on the ballot in the general election for the [[New Mexico's 2nd congressional district|2nd District]] must submit at least 3,255 signatures from any registered voter.<ref name="guide"/>
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[[Independent]] candidates wishing to appear on the ballot in the general election for the [[New Mexico's 2nd Congressional District|2nd District]] must submit at least 3,255 signatures from any registered voter.<ref name="guide"/>
  
Any new political party wishing to appear on the ballot in the general election for the [[New Mexico's 2nd congressional district|2nd District]] must submit at least 1,085 signatures from any registered voter of any political.<ref name="guide"/>
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Any new political party wishing to appear on the ballot in the general election for the [[New Mexico's 2nd Congressional District|2nd District]] must submit at least 1,085 signatures from any registered voter of any political.<ref name="guide"/>
  
 
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Democratic candidates from the [[New Mexico's 2nd congressional district|2nd District]] must submit between 922 registered [[Democratic]] voters and 1,124 registered [[Democratic]] voters.<ref name="guide"/> Republican candidates from the [[New Mexico's 2nd congressional district|2nd District]] must submit between 789 registered [[Republican]] voters and 1,844 registered [[Republican]] voters. <ref name="guide"/>
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Democratic candidates from the [[New Mexico's 2nd Congressional District|2nd District]] must submit between 922 registered [[Democratic]] voters and 1,124 registered [[Democratic]] voters.<ref name="guide"/> Republican candidates from the [[New Mexico's 2nd Congressional District|2nd District]] must submit between 789 registered [[Republican]] voters and 1,844 registered [[Republican]] voters. <ref name="guide"/>
  
[[Independent]] candidates wishing to appear on the ballot in the general election for the [[New Mexico's 2nd congressional district|2nd District]] must submit at least 3,255 signatures from any registered voter.<ref name="guide"/>
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[[Independent]] candidates wishing to appear on the ballot in the general election for the [[New Mexico's 2nd Congressional District|2nd District]] must submit at least 3,255 signatures from any registered voter.<ref name="guide"/>
  
Any new political party wishing to appear on the ballot in the general election for the [[New Mexico's 2nd congressional district|2nd District]] must submit at least 1,085 signatures from any registered voter of any political.<ref name="guide"/>
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Any new political party wishing to appear on the ballot in the general election for the [[New Mexico's 2nd Congressional District|2nd District]] must submit at least 1,085 signatures from any registered voter of any political.<ref name="guide"/>
  
 
===Filing deadlines===
 
===Filing deadlines===

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This page details New Mexico signature requirements. In many states, the signatures of registered voters must be collected to place candidates or initiatives on the ballot. However, for candidates, filing fees are sometimes required or accepted in lieu of signatures.

Federal offices

U.S. Senate

Partisan candidates for Senate must submit between 2% and 4% of the votes from registered voters in the last general election for Governor, varying with political party.[1] Candidates must also pay a $50 filing fee.[1] Democratic candidates must submit between 2,186 registered Democratic voters and 4,373 registered Democratic voters.[1] Republican candidates must submit between 2,445 registered Republican voters and 4,891 registered Republican voters. [1]

Independent candidates wishing to appear on the ballot in the general election must submit at least 18,084 signatures from any registered voter.[1]

Any new political party wishing to appear on the ballot in the general election must submit at least 6,028 signatures from any registered voter of any political.[1]

U.S. House

Partisan candidates for House must submit between 2% and 4% of the votes from registered voters in the last general election for Governor, varying with political party and district.[1] Candidates must also pay a $50 filing fee.[1]

District 1

Democratic candidates from the 1st District must submit between 681 registered Democratic voters and 1,362 registered Democratic voters.[1] Republican candidates from the 1st District must submit between 789 registered Republican voters and 1,579 registered Republican voters. [1]

Independent candidates wishing to appear on the ballot in the general election for the 1st District must submit at least 3,255 signatures from any registered voter.[1]

Any new political party wishing to appear on the ballot in the general election for the 1st District must submit at least 1,085 signatures from any registered voter of any political.[1]

District 2

Democratic candidates from the 2nd District must submit between 562 registered Democratic voters and 1,124 registered Democratic voters.[1] Republican candidates from the 2nd District must submit between 789 registered Republican voters and 1,579 registered Republican voters. [1]

Independent candidates wishing to appear on the ballot in the general election for the 2nd District must submit at least 3,255 signatures from any registered voter.[1]

Any new political party wishing to appear on the ballot in the general election for the 2nd District must submit at least 1,085 signatures from any registered voter of any political.[1]

District 3

Democratic candidates from the 2nd District must submit between 922 registered Democratic voters and 1,124 registered Democratic voters.[1] Republican candidates from the 2nd District must submit between 789 registered Republican voters and 1,844 registered Republican voters. [1]

Independent candidates wishing to appear on the ballot in the general election for the 2nd District must submit at least 3,255 signatures from any registered voter.[1]

Any new political party wishing to appear on the ballot in the general election for the 2nd District must submit at least 1,085 signatures from any registered voter of any political.[1]

Filing deadlines

2012

See also: Signature requirements and deadlines for 2012 U.S. Congress elections

Partisan candidates for the primary election had to register by Tuesday, March 20, 2012.[1]

The deadline for write in candidates for all offices for the primary election was also Tuesday, March 20, 2012.[1]

Independent candidates for all offices had to register by Tuesday, June 26, 2012.[1]

State offices

Statewide executive offices

Public Regulation Commission District 1

Candidates for Public Regulation Commission District 1 must pay a $50 filing fee and submit the appropriate number of signatures. [1] Democratic candidates must submit at least 646 signatures from registered Democratic voters and Republican candidates must submit at least 941 signatures from registered Republican voters.[1]

Independent candidates wishing to appear on the general election ballot must submit at least 4,192 signatures from any registered voter.[1]

Any new political party wishing to appear on the ballot in the general election must submit at least 1,397 signatures from any registered voter.[1]

Public Regulation Commission District 3

Candidates for Public Regulation Commissioner District 3 must pay a $50 filing fee and submit the appropriate number of signatures.[1] Democratic candidates must submit at least 1,095 signatures from registered Democratic voters and Republican candidates must submit at least 697 signatures from registered Republican voters.[1]

Independent candidates wishing to appear on the general election ballot must submit at least 4,192 signatures from any registered voter.[1]

Any new political party wishing to appear on the ballot in the general election must submit at least 1,397 signatures from any registered voter.[1]

Public Education Commission District 1

Candidates for Public Education Commissioner District 1 must pay a $50 filing fee and submit the appropriate number of signatures.[1] Democratic candidates must submit at least 329 signatures from registered Democratic voters and Republican candidates must submit at least 346 signatures from registered Republican voters.[1]

Independent candidates wishing to appear on the general election ballot must submit at least 1,987 signatures from any registered voter.[1]

Any new political party wishing to appear on the ballot in the general election must submit at least 662 signatures from any registered voter.[1]

Public Education Commission District 3

Candidates for Public Education Commissioner District 3 must pay a $50 filing fee and submit the appropriate number of signatures.[1] Democratic candidates must submit at least 350 signatures from registered Democratic voters and Republican candidates must submit at least 299 signatures from registered Republican voters.[1]

Independent candidates wishing to appear on the general election ballot must submit at least 1,832 signatures from any registered voter.[1]

Any new political party wishing to appear on the ballot in the general election must submit at least 611 signatures from any registered voter.[1]

Public Education Commission District 4

Candidates for Public Education Commissioner District 4 must pay a $50 filing fee and submit the appropriate number of signatures.[1] Democratic candidates must submit at least 438 signatures from registered Democratic voters and Republican candidates must submit at least 271 signatures from registered Republican voters.[1]

Independent candidates wishing to appear on the general election ballot must submit at least 2,167 signatures from any registered voter.[1]

Any new political party wishing to appear on the ballot in the general election must submit at least 722 signatures from any registered voter.[1]

Public Education Commission District 5

Candidates for Public Education Commissioner District 5 must pay a $50 filing fee and submit the appropriate number of signatures.[1] Democratic candidates must submit at least 276 signatures from registered Democratic voters and Republican candidates must submit at least 287 signatures from registered Republican voters.[1]

Independent candidates wishing to appear on the general election ballot must submit at least 1,443 signatures from any registered voter.[1]

Any new political party wishing to appear on the ballot in the general election must submit at least 481 signatures from any registered voter.[1]

Public Education Commission District 8

Candidates for Public Education Commissioner District 8 must pay a $50 filing fee and submit the appropriate number of signatures.[1] Democratic candidates must submit at least 177 signatures from registered Democratic voters and Republican candidates must submit at least 531 signatures from registered Republican voters.[1]

Independent candidates wishing to appear on the general election ballot must submit at least 1,631 signatures from any registered voter.[1]

Any new political party wishing to appear on the ballot in the general election must submit at least 544 signatures from any registered voter.[1]

Public Education Commission District 9

Candidates for Public Education Commissioner District 9 must pay a $50 filing fee and submit the appropriate number of signatures.[1] Democratic candidates must submit at least 156 signatures from registered Democratic voters and Republican candidates must submit at least 382 signatures from registered Republican voters.[1]

Independent candidates wishing to appear on the general election ballot must submit at least 1,354 signatures from any registered voter.[1]

Any new political party wishing to appear on the ballot in the general election must submit at least 451 signatures from any registered voter.[1]

Public Education Commission District 10

Candidates for Public Education Commissioner District 10 must pay a $50 filing fee and submit the appropriate number of signatures.[1] Democratic candidates must submit at least 651 signatures from registered Democratic voters and Republican candidates must submit at least 365 signatures from registered Republican voters.[1]

Independent candidates wishing to appear on the general election ballot must submit at least 1,968 signatures from any registered voter.[1]

Any new political party wishing to appear on the ballot in the general election must submit at least 656 signatures from any registered voter.[1]

State legislature

Candidates for both State Senate and State House must submit a $50 filing fee and a candidate petition. Major party candidates endorsed by party convention are required to submit signatures equal to 2% of their party's voters in the last gubernatorial primary election in their district. For candidates not endorsed, signatures equal to 4% of this vote are required.[1]

For 2012, the number of signatures required for State Senate candidates can be found on pages 33 and 34 of the 2012 Candidates Guide.

For 2012, the number of signatures required for State House candidates can be found on pages 35 and 36 of the 2012 Candidates Guide.

Filing deadlines

2012

See also: Signature requirements and deadlines for 2012 state government elections

Partisan candidates for the primary election had to register by Tuesday, March 20, 2012.[1]

The deadline for write in candidates for all offices for the primary election was also Tuesday, March 20, 2012.[1]

Independent candidates for all offices had to register by Tuesday, June 26, 2012.

Ballot measures

New Mexico's signature requirements are based on the number of qualified voters in the last general election. There are no provisions for statutory initiatives or initiated constitutional amendments in the state of New Mexico. Citizen reform on government may only be exercised through the veto referendum.

Signature requirements

For veto referendum, the only form of initiative in New Mexico, signatures must equal 10% of voters in the previous general election.

Year Veto referendum
2012 60,770

Basis for calculation

  • A total of 607,700 voters cast ballots in the 2010 elections.

Geographic distribution

  • Signatures must be from 3/4 of the counties in New Mexico.

Signature deadlines

2012

The deadline to submit signatures for a veto referendum on the 2012 ballot in New Mexico was July 6, 2012[2]. This was four months before the general election[2].

External links

References