Elections & Voting Information

Elections & Voting Information


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The official, certified results for the 2024 Primary Election are available to be viewed on the Secretary of State’s website.

Election Information:

   Primary Elections are held the first (1st) Tuesday, after the first (1st) Monday, in June, every even-numbered year. General Elections are held the first (1st) Tuesday after the first (1st) Monday in November, every even-numbered year.

   In Primary Elections, you must be affiliated with one of the major political parties to be eligible to vote. If you are affiliated with a Minor Party or Declined to State, you are not eligible to vote in the Primary Election. Everyone registered to vote is eligible to vote in the General Election and can vote for anyone of their choosing, within their districts. In other elections, those being schools, city, etc., you may or may not be able to vote for any candidate depending on the district where you live and are registered to vote. You should always contact the County Clerk’s Office if you have any questions regarding eligibility.

   For Primary and General Elections, you may begin viewing the unofficial election returns on election day after 7:00 PM by going to the Secretary of State’s website and following the instructions to access the election results for Lincoln County at:

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Absentee & Early Voting

Voters may cast an absentee ballot or vote in person at the County Clerk’s Office or an early voting location prior to Election Day.

School District Elections

  Lincoln County Consists of five school districts and one Community College District: Corona Municipal School District; Carrizozo Municipal School District; Capitan Municipal School District; Hondo Valley Public School District; Ruidoso Municipal School District; and Eastern New Mexico University-Ruidoso Branch Community College.

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Municipal Elections

  Lincoln County consists of five municipalities, four of which have chosen to opt into the Local Election Act process.
Municipalities that have chosen to opt into the Local Election Act include Village of Corona; Town of Carrizozo; Village of Capitan; and the City of Ruidoso Downs.

  The Village of Ruidoso has not opted into the Local Election Act. 

 For more information concerning a municipal election, please get in touch with the Clerk in that Municipality.

Election Maps

Further Information
  For further information regarding elections, you may contact the Lincoln County Clerk’s Office at 575-648-2394 ext.127 or the New Mexico Secretary of State web site at http://www.sos.state.nm.us

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