Yes, all candidates must be registered to vote in the District they want to represent. The deadline for candidates to make any changes to their voter registration is August 4th, 2021. Changes can be made via the Secretary of State's Voter Portal.
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In ranked choice voting (RCV) the voter ranks all candidates in order of preference. This allows you to vote more than just your top pick and eliminates the need for runoff elections.
Your city council district is listed on your voter ID card. You can also look up your registration information, including city council district, on the Secretary of State's Voter Portal or call the City Clerk’s office at 575-541-2115
There are no city-wide races or questions on the ballot this November, so only voters within Council Districts 3, 5, and 6 will vote this year. You must be registered to vote within the District to vote in its City Council race.
Anything a candidate files is public record and is uploaded to our candidate portal. Voters are encouraged to reach out to candidates to hear from them directly. Nonpartisan voter guides from trusted civic organizations (such as the League of Women Voters) can provide a good summary.
No, all city elections are run by the Doña Ana County Clerk’s office. You can register to vote for all elections with them.