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.

Low angle view of people lined up to vote

Same-day voter registration proving popular in 2022 NM primaries

BY: - June 7, 2022

New Mexicans could register and vote on the same day for the first time ever in a Primary Election — and that’s exactly what many did. Over 8,000 New Mexicans took the opportunity at the polls so far today. Eligible New Mexico voters could also update their existing registration and still vote in today’s primaries […]

NM Primary Preview 2022

BY: , and - June 7, 2022

As Primary Election Day dawned, firefighting crews battle historic blazes around the state. Many people haven’t voted yet in the primary, and early turnout’s been fairly low statewide. But the people who are elected this cycle will have a lot to do with recovery efforts as whole regions of New Mexico rebuild in the coming […]

Election observers to fan out across NM. Here’s who to call if you have a problem.

BY: - June 6, 2022

A group of election observers will be stationed at polling places in eight New Mexico counties tomorrow to help voters cast their ballots successfully. The 2022 primary election takes place tomorrow, featuring federal, state and local races.  The 40 nonpartisan volunteers are from the state’s American Civil Liberties Union chapter, the Native American Voters Alliance […]

National PACs spend big in NM general election before primary

BY: - June 6, 2022

Before New Mexican voters have finished casting ballots in the state’s primary election, national political groups are spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on advertising for the general election. One Republican political action committee has already purchased more than $1 million in airtime on Albuquerque television stations in support of a candidate not yet specified […]

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Report finds at least 12 NM legislators joined extremist Facebook groups

BY: - June 3, 2022

A report from the Institute for Research and Education on Human Rights found 875 sitting state lawmakers are current or former members of extremist or conspiracy-minded Facebook groups, including 12 New Mexico legislators.  All of the NM legislators identified in the report are Republicans. The report notes that there may be more legislators across the […]

Polls are open in Mora County as residents return home

BY: - June 1, 2022

A week before Primary Election Day, the sun is out in Mora County, the clear skies disturbed only when a gust of wind picks up ash from the Hermits Peak-Calf Canyon Fires and lands it on cars parked outside the main polling site. That’s the view described by Mora County Clerk Carlos J. Arellano, as […]

COMMENTARY

Analysis: History suggests attention on gun policy will fade well before the November elections

BY: - June 1, 2022

Time is the enemy. A week has passed since 21 people were murdered in an elementary school in Uvalde, an atrocity still at the center of public and private attention and concern. Gov. Greg Abbott and other politicians bound to gun culture are squirming, but history tells us public attention will subside, that voters will […]

Dem campaign chief says GOP congressional moderates try to avoid talking abortion, guns

BY: - May 31, 2022

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House Democrat in charge of keeping the chamber blue in November’s midterm elections said Tuesday that Republicans running in suburban swing districts are trying to “hide” their views on abortion and gun legislation from voters.  Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Sean Patrick Maloney said during a call with regional reporters that […]

Public lands commissioner pledged to refuse fossil fuel money, opponent hasn’t raised any

BY: - May 27, 2022

With the climate crisis intensifying wildfires in New Mexico and across the West, one candidate for public lands commissioner pledged to refuse any money from extractive industries. The other appears to have not raised any money at all. Northern New Mexico has had days that are 15 degrees Fahrenheit above normal temperatures for this time […]

Out-of-state donations pour into governor’s campaign

BY: - May 27, 2022

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has accepted nearly $700,000 in high-value contributions from donors listing their residence as outside of New Mexico during the primary election cycle. Between Oct. 5 and May 2, the governor received 67 donations of $10,000 or more from donors listing their address as out-of-state, for a total of $692,400. This is […]

Election officials make their voices heard as battleground states debate voting laws

BY: - May 16, 2022

When Georgia legislators pushed through a restrictive voting bill during the 2021 session, Bartow County election supervisor Joseph Kirk said he felt frustrated and sidelined.  Lawmakers largely didn’t take election officials’ views into account, he said, and what resulted was a law that included a number of provisions that he said election officials believe are […]

COMMENTARY

Analysis: No election fraud detected so far in messy Otero County audit

BY: - May 11, 2022

Election-deniers probing 2020 results in Otero County updated elected officials there this week on the status of their voter audit, which recently sparked a congressional investigation into its legality.  The evening’s heated conversation centered on the fragile state of contemporary democratic processes, but opening Monday night’s crowded special meeting of the Otero County Commission in […]

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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