Candidate Information

Candidate Forms

Declaration of Candidacy forms will be available at a later date via the Secretary of State's Office.  Candidate filing day is August 29, 2023, and will occur at the Dona Ana County Clerk's Office from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Candidate Disclosure Form

Campaign Finance

The Campaign Finance Portal can be accessed here.

Campaign Finance Filing Dates for 2023:

First report due date is September 26, 2023.

Second report due date is November 22, 2023.

Third report due date (or close out for nonelected officials) is December 7, 2023.

Six month report due date for elected officials is May 7, 2024.

2021 Candidate submissions can be viewed in this folder.

Fill the Close Out Affidavit when all campaign funds have been expended. This form should be notarized and turned into the City Clerk.

Information on the Rules

All City Codes, including those related to elections, can be searched and read on MuniCode. Particularly relevant are the sections on filing finance reports and political signs. Any violations related to signage can be reported to the LCPD Codes Enforcement at 575-528-4100

Regulations for Poll Watchers and Observers are regulated by New Mexico State Statute Section 1-2-29.

Las Cruces City Charter and current FY budget are both available online.

A map of the City Districts is available online.

Opt In Ordinance

Ranked Choice Voting Ordinance

Local Election Act Ordinance