2022 Municipal Officer Election

The Municipal Officer Election shall be held on March 1, 2022.  Polls will open at 7:00 a.m. and close at 7:00 p.m. at the Town Hall, Training Room.

At the Municipal Officer Election, persons shall be elected to fill the following elective offices:

  1. Mayor, for a four-year term
    Commencing April 1, 2022
  2. One Councilmember, for a four-year term
    Commencing April 1, 2022
  3. One Councilmember, for a four-year term
    Commencing April 1, 2022
  4. Municipal Judge, for a four-year term
    Commencing April 1, 2022

Declaration of Candidacy

  • Declaration of Candidacy shall be filed with the Town Clerk on January 4, 2022, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Write-in candidates shall file a Declaration of Candidacy with the Town Clerk between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on January 11, 2022.

Note:  Candidates must be registered to vote with the Taos County Clerk’s Office on or before December 1, 2021, (the date the Secretary of State issues the Municipal Officer Election Proclamation.)

You may check your voter registration at the Secretary of State’s website Voter Information Portal or contact the Taos County Clerk’s Office at:

            Taos County Court House
            105 Albright St., Suite D
            Taos, NM  87571
            (575) 737-6400 – (Phone)
            (575) 737-6406 – (Fax)

The official Candidate Handbook for the 2022 Municipal Officer Election will be available at a later time. The handbook will include the Declaration of Candidacy form and information to assist Town of Taos residents wishing to become a candidate. Please contact the Town Clerk at (575)751-2004 with any questions.

Candidate Qualifications Challenges (§1-22-10)

Any voter may challenge the candidacy of any person seeking election for the reason that the person does not meet the requirements for the office sought by filing a petition in the district court within seven (7) days after the day for filing a declaration of candidacy.  The district court shall hear and render a decision on the matter within ten (10) days after the filing of the petition.  The decision of the district court may be appealed to the supreme court within five (5) days after the decision is rendered. The supreme court shall hear and render a decision on the appeal forthwith.

Please click on the link(s) below for specific election information: