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Copyright New Mexico
Governor:1(Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms)
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 2)
2000 Census:1,823,821 (0.65% of 281,998,273)
2004, 2008 Electors:5(0.93% of 538)
2002-2010 Representatives:3(0.69% of 435)
2010 Census:2,067,273 (0.67% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electors:5(0.93% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:3(0.69% of 435)
Capital:Santa Fe

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Official Name/Status   All States
 The STATE of New Mexico
 Status: STATE of the Union
 Organized as a Territory: 9 September 1850. 9 Stat. 446: created out of the Mexican Cession to the United States of 1848 and territory ceded to the United States by the State of Texas in 1850
 Admitted to the Union as a State: 6 January 1912 upon Proclamation by President William Howard Taft (37 Stat. 1723) that conditions- set by a Joint Resolution of the 62nd Congress (37 Stat. 39) on 21 August 1911 admitting the State- had been satisfactorily met
  The 47th state.

Traditional Sections and Regions   All States
 Section: WEST
 Region: Intermountain
 Survey: Public Domain

Constitutions   All States     Links to State Constitutions
 Enabling Act (of the Congress of the United States): 20 June 1910 [36 Stat. 557: authorizing formation of a State government and Admission thereafter; this Enabling Act replaced an earlier Enabling Act of 16 June 1906 (34 Stat. 267) which was conditional upon Arizona and New Mexico agreeing to reunite as a single State of "Arizona", a proposition that was approved on 6 November 1906 in New Mexico by a vote of 26,195 to 14,735- but for which the aggregate vote was 31,000 to 29,336 against]
1st (1912-) [Adopted: 21 November 1910 Convention convened, 3 October 1910, Ratified: 5 November 1911 effective upon Admission, 6 January 1912. (This Constitution was originally ratified by the People, 21 January 1911; however, on 15 August 1911, President William Howard Taft vetoed a Joint Resolution of Congress [H.J. Res. 14, 62d Congress] admitting both Arizona and New Mexico due to his objections to Arizona's Constitution providing for Recall of Judges. Congress thereafter passed a second Joint Resolution [37 Stat. 39] again admitting both States and, while requiring New Mexico to submit its original Amending Procedure to vote of the People [which had also been a provision of the first Joint Resolution that had been vetoed], also demanded that Arizona remove its constitutional provision allowing for Recall of Judges: evidently, President Taft had no contrary position on the issue of New Mexico's Amending Procedure and signed 37 Stat. 39 into law on 21 August 1911. As a result, this Constitution had to be resubmitted to the People with an alternative Amending Procedure as required by the second Joint Resolution)]]

Executive Branch   All States
Chief Executive
Successor to a Vacancy
  Lieutenant Governor [elected on same ticket with GOVERNOR; nominated separately from Governor]
Major Executive Officers Elected Statewide   All States   2021 Office holders
  Governor: 4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
  Lieutenant Governor: 4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Elected on a ticket with (but nominated separately from) the Governor
  Secretary of State: 4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
  Attorney General: 4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
  Treasurer: 4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
  Auditor: 4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
  Commissioner of Public Lands: 4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

Legislative Branch   All States
Upper House
Lower House
  House of Representatives

Judicial Branch   All States
Court of Last Resort
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Intermediate Appellate Court
  Court of Appeals

Local Government
  County [Type: Strong, Executive and Legislative: BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS]
   precinct [Type: None, Executive and Legislative: no associated governmental structure]
Incorporated Municipalities  All States

Statutory Election Information   All States
General Election   All States
  NM Const. Art. XX, Sec. 6. General elections shall be held in the state on the Tuesday after the first Monday in November in each even-numbered year.
Presidential Primary   All States
  1-8-54. Presidential primary; date of election. In the year in which the president and vice president of the United States are to be elected, the registered voters of this state shall be given an opportunity to express their preference for the person to be the presidential candidate of their party in either a presidential primary election or in accordance with the selection procedure for presidential candidates of each voter's party. The presidential primary election shall be held on the same date as the primary election is held in this state. [Statutory Chapters in New Mexico Statutes Annotated 1978]
State Primary   All States
  1-8-11. Primary Election Law; time of holding primary. A primary election shall be held in each county in this state on the first Tuesday in June of each even-numbered year. [Statutory Chapters in New Mexico Statutes Annotated 1978]
Polling times   All States
  1-12-1. Conduct of election; opening and closing of polls. Polls shall be opened at 7:00 a.m. on the date required by law for the election and shall be closed at 7:00 p.m. on the same day. [Statutory Chapters in New Mexico Statutes Annotated 1978]

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Election Authority
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Legislature    All States
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Third Party
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  The Right to Life Committee of New Mexico
  The Unity Party of New Mexico
Media & others
  Alamogordo Daily News
  Albuquerque Journal
  Carlsbad Current-Argus
  Farmington Daily Times
  Independent - Gallup
  KOB TV - NBC - Albuquerque
  KOB TV - NBC - Albuquerque
  KRQE TV - KREZ TV - KBIM TV - CBS - Albuquerque
  KUNM FM - Public Radio - Albuquerque
  Las Cruces Sun-News
  New Mexican - Santa Fe
  New Mexico Politics with Joe Monahan - New Mexico
  Ruidoso News
  The Taos News
  Valencia County News-Bulletin

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