Election 2022

Voting is the cornerstone of our democratic process, but there are attempts across the country to limit ballot access. At Source New Mexico, we want to at least make it easier for you to make choices as you fill out your 2022 ballot — from who represents you in state government to the big issues of the campaign cycle, we’ll break it all down with an eye on real potential impacts in your community.

Gov: NM will not cooperate with other states’ legal actions against people seeking abortions

BY: - June 28, 2022

New Mexico will now offer greater protections for health care providers offering abortion care and to the individuals who need the services, even if they are from out of state.  Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed an executive order on Monday expanding protections for frontline abortion services and explained any further action by state leaders will […]

NM demonstrators look for next steps in preserving abortion rights

BY: - June 27, 2022

The rains washed over Old Town Albuquerque and brought hundreds of people to Tiguex Park to share anger and grief at federal reproductive rights taken away earlier in the day by a Supreme Court ruling. For some, the event was a place to understand how the court’s ruling that overturns Roe v. Wade ends federal […]

Voters ‘have the final word’ in protecting abortion rights, Biden says

BY: - June 24, 2022

President Joe Biden on Friday called for Congress to pass laws protecting abortion rights and for voters to elect pro-rights candidates on “a sad day for the country” after a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling on abortion. Biden pledged to fight for policies that protect abortion access, including interstate travel and access to federally approved […]

Otero County votes 2-1 to approve primary results

BY: - June 17, 2022

Otero County Commissioner Couy Griffin avoided jail time for participating in the Capitol riot at his federal sentencing today, and hours later voted to defy a New Mexico Supreme Court order directing the Otero County Commission to approve the vote count from the June 7 primary.  Griffin was the lone no vote on the council […]

Couy Griffin sentenced to time served, meaning no more jail time

BY: - June 17, 2022

Otero County commissioner Couy Griffin avoided more jail time at a federal court sentencing hearing Friday for his role in the riot at the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. Judge Trevor McFadden sentenced Griffin to 14-days in jail, but since he spent more time than that in pretrial detention he will not be incarcerated, according […]

NM Supreme Court steps in after Otero County refuses to certify primary results

BY: - June 16, 2022

The New Mexico Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered the Otero County Commission to certify the results of the 2022 primary election, after commissioners voted unanimously Monday against doing so. The Otero County Commission is required by state law to certify the election results within 10 days of the election, unless it is able to find […]

Ronchetti fails to denounce violent extremist groups

BY: - June 14, 2022

During an unprecedented moment in American history Thursday night, television viewers witnessed prime-time congressional hearings probing the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol. A key focus of the presentation was involvement of members of alt-right extremist groups like the Proud Boys and the Oath Keepers. One week before the prime-time hearing, Mark Ronchetti, […]

COMMENTARY

Election results hold both hope and hazard

BY: - June 13, 2022

The June 2022 primary saw the first full-fledged use of same-day registration, where voters wanting to cast a ballot for the first time, or after a lapse or a change of address, did not have to make it happen weeks in advance. They could simply appear on Primary Election Day — or during the early […]

Most incumbent lawmakers held onto their seats in the primaries

BY: - June 10, 2022

Almost all of the lawmakers in the New Mexico House of Representatives running for re-election emerged victorious in the primary on Tuesday, except for one prominent upset in northern New Mexico. Joseph Sanchez defeated incumbent Roger Montoya for the Democratic nomination to represent House District 40, which includes much of the area affected by the […]

Fears of voter fraud through same-day registration unbased

BY: - June 8, 2022

Over 10,000 New Mexico voters took advantage of same-day voter registration Tuesday during New Mexico’s primary, the first time the state offered same-day voter registration for a statewide election. The change was met with many unfounded claims of voter fraud online. It used to be that people had to register to vote in an election […]

New Mexico Primary Election Results 2022

BY: , and - June 8, 2022

After winning the GOP primary for governor by a long shot on Tuesday, Republican Mark Ronchetti will take on Democratic incumbent Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham in November’s general election.  “We have a governor that has decided that she will look out for the best interests of the elites in Santa Fe instead of you,” Ronchetti […]

NM Primary Election Day the first community event in Mora County’s fire zone

BY: - June 8, 2022

MORA, N.M. – Driving into Mora County, the campaign signs came after the signs of an ongoing pandemic and wildfires.  Taking NM Highway 518 north into the county on Tuesday, drivers passed the location for COVID testing. Shortly after, on the left, is the place set up for residents to file claims with FEMA. Then […]

Election 2022

Voting is the way we as citizens of the United States and its component states, counties and cities express our opinions and preferences. We are periodically asked to mark our ballots for candidates for various offices and to weigh in on proposals to change or enact laws, impose new taxes and many other kinds of questions. Voting is the cornerstone of our democratic process.

Deadlines

June 2

Absentee ballot applications due by 5pm

June 7

Primary Election Day, polls open 7am - 7pm

October 11

In-person early voting begins for the general election. Web portal closes for voter registration

November 3

Absentee ballot applications due by 5pm

November 8

General Election Day, polls open 7am - 7pm

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