New Mexico 6/5 Primary: At a Glance


New Mexico has its statewide primary election on Tuesday, June 5. Here you’ll find resources for voters, a quick overview of politics in the state, plus a few key races with the names and websites for Democratic candidates. Use this information to make your own voting plan and/or share with friends in the state!

New Mexico Voter Resources
Registration deadline: May 8
Confirm your voter registration:
Info for overseas/military voters here
Early voting: May 8 – June 2  
Vote by mail: June 2 – June 5 
Find your polling place here  (Click Find My Registration and Election Information)
Check ID requirements here

New Mexico Politics Quick Facts
– 1 Senator is up for re-election in 2018
– All 3 House Representatives are up for re-election
– Voted +8 for Clinton in 2016
– Current partisan breakdown of the state legislature:
Governor (R)
State Senate 26 (D) – 16 (R)
State House 38 (D) – 32 (R)

Key Races

The sitting governor is term limited and cannot seek re-election. New Mexico has been trending blue and the Democrats see the state as a great place to pick up a governor’s mansion. The Democratic candidates are:

Jeff Apodaca – website
Joseph Cervantes – website
Michelle Lujan Grisham – website

Cook Political Report has District 2 rated competitive, and is a good opportunity for the Democrats to flip a seat.

District 2 candidates
Madeleine Hildebrand – website
Xochitl Torres Small – website

Incumbent Martin Heinrich is running for re-election. He is unopposed in the primary.

Martin Heinrich – website

All 70 seats in the House are up for re-election this year. The Democrats currently are in control with a 4 seat margin. A list of the candidates running for the House can be found here.

NOTE: If you’re unsure which state district you’re in, type in your address at Open States to get that info.

A Final Note
For a more complete list of state races in the primary, visit Ballotpedia: New Mexico Elections 2018You can enter your address at 411Vote to see a sample ballot. To learn about events featuring candidates running for office, connect with your local chapter of the New Mexico Democrats.

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