Go Online Now to Nominate Candidates

Candidates for Congress, the Legislature, and the district attorney need you to sign nominating petitions so they can get on the ballot on June 4. You can sign up online. The deadline is Feb. 6 for the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives and March 12 for New Mexico legislative candidates and DA. CLICK HERE.

To sign in, identify yourself with your name, birth date, and county. You’ll only be able to sign for a single candidate for any particular office. Only candidates who have submitted their petitions to the site show up, so you may not see your favorite candidate yet.

So far none of our Democratic incumbents for Congress or Legislature have opposition in the primary. There could be a contest for DA.

If you’d like to help get your favorite candidate(s) on the ballot, DOWNLOAD PETITIONS HERE. Candidates’ petitions will be added as we receive them.

For maps of legislative districts, download by a CLICK HERE.

Please return petitions to the county party by bringing them by the office at 1420 Cerrillos Rd. (Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.), dropping them off in the DPSFC mailbox outside the office or by mailing them to the Democratic Party of Santa Fe County, 1420 Cerrillos Rd., Santa Fe, NM 87505. With the federal deadline only a month away, remember that we need these back by the end of January, at the latest.

Tips for Collecting Signatures

  • Feel free to collect petition signatures for multiple candidates. It’s not hard to have a clipboard with several petitions. Once someone has signed the first, ask if they could do the same for the rest. It takes a little longer, but it helps get all our candidates on the ballot.
  • Print out the petitions. You can print out multiple copies. Or we can mail them to you if you send us your address or email. 
  • Ask people to sign. Signers need to be a registered Democrat in New Mexico. For candidates running in a district, signers must be registered to vote in that district (we have a map of the congressional districts in the folder with the petitions). They need to print clearly in blue or black ink, and their name and address must appear exactly as it does on their voter registration form.
  • Remind people that they can sign for only ONE candidate for each office. Signing petitions for two candidates for the same office will invalidate their signatures for both candidates.
  • Let signers know that it does not mean  they are committing to vote for the candidate they’re signing for – just to have that candidate on the ballot.
  • Ask friends and family to sign. Ask folks you work with to sign. Ask your neighbors.