Election Day March 1, 2022

Please see attached Proclamation

Please Contact the Village Clerk for more information regarding the upcoming election.

Ronald L. Sena – Municipal Clerk

T: 575-258-4343, Ext. 1006
F: 575-258-5361

Bertha De Los Santos, MMC – Deputy Clerk

T: 575-258-4343, Ext. 1003
F: 575-258-5361

Election Candidate Information

The Secretary of State issued a proclamation on  December 1, 2021

When to File

Candidate filing day for the 2022 Municipal Officer Election is TUESDAY, JANUARY 4, 2022 – between 9:00am and 5:00pm at the Ruidoso Village Hall.

What to File

Each Candidate filing to appear on the Regular Local Election ballot must submit a Declaration of Candidacy (and any other required forms) to their proper filing office ( MUNICIPAL Clerk in the county that the candidate resides) – during the designated hours.

Nominating Petitions

One of the first steps candidates take to get on the ballot is gathering signatures on petition forms from registered voters in their district. Due to the delay in Census data being received from the federal government and redistricting (NMSA 1-3-13G), petition forms used by candidates seeking districted office, that are published by our Office, will be delayed. District boundaries will be redrawn in December 2021 by the legislature, using 2020 Census data. Receipt of valid signatures on a petition form are based on the official district boundaries set by the legislature and, by law, our office cannot publish those forms for districted offices until the legislature has completed its work. To ensure that candidates are collecting valid signatures from the proper district, it is essential that districted office candidates use only the forms published by our Office. Official nominating petition forms for districted offices will be posted as soon as available on the SOS website. We encourage candidates or their representatives to contact our Office with any questions about this process.