2015 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 1 - Elections
Section 8 Nominations and Primary Elections
Section 1-8-21 Primary election; methods of placing names on primary ballot.

NM Stat § 1-8-21 (2015) What's This?

1-8-21. Primary election; methods of placing names on primary ballot.

A. All candidates seeking primary election nomination to a statewide office or the office of United States representative shall file declarations of candidacy with the proper filing officer. Candidates shall file nominating petitions at the time of filing their declarations of candidacy. Candidates who seek, but do not obtain, preprimary convention designation by a major political party may file new declarations of candidacy and nominating petitions pursuant to Section 1-8-33 NMSA 1978.

B. Except as provided in Subsection C of this section, candidates for any other office listed in Section 1-8-13C shall have their names placed on the primary election ballot by filing declarations of candidacy and nominating petitions with the proper filing officer.

C. Candidates for county office shall have their names placed on the primary election ballot by filing declarations of candidacy and paying filing fees or filing the proper paupers' statements at the time of filing declarations of candidacy with the proper filing officer.

History: 1978 Comp., 1-8-21, enacted by Laws 1996, ch. 20, 3; 2009, ch. 202, 1.

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