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Posted on: January 6, 2020

CANDIDATE FILING DAY – TUESDAY JANUARY 7, 2020

CANDIDATE FILING DAY – TUESDAY JANUARY 7, 2020  9:00 A.M. – 5:00: P.M. 

Candidate Filing Day for the March 3, 2020 Municipal Officer Election is tomorrow, Tuesday January 7, 2020. Informational packets can be accessed at the Town’s website at this link and hard copies are available at the Town Clerk’s Office located at 400 Camino de la Placita. Packets contain all information needed to run for office. Positions to be filled are two Councilmembers who will run at large for a four-year term commencing on April 1, 2020.

The forms to file for candidacy are also available on the Secretary of State’s website linked below:

  • Declaration of Candidacy

  • Affidavit of Designation (if required)

  • Declaration of Intent to be a Write-in Candidate

  • Withdrawal of Candidacy

    Please ensure your name and resident address on the Declaration of Candidacy Form are identical to your name and resident address as shown on your voter registration. To verify your voter registration, please visit the Secretary of State’s Voter Information Portal. You may also contact County Clerk Anna Martinez at (575)737-6380.

    To become a candidate for the Municipal Officer Election, a person must be a registered voter and possess the qualifications specified by law and must be registered to vote on or before Election Proclamation Day, December 4, 2019 (§1-22-3-B). Pursuant to the Election Code 1-1-7.1, any qualified elector for the purpose of determining the residence of a person desiring to be a candidate for the nomination or election to an office under the provision of the Election Code, permanent residence shall be resolved in favor of that place shown on the person’s certificate of registration as his permanent residence, provided the person resides on the premises.

    Each declaration of candidacy shall be delivered for filing in person by the eligible candidate or by a person acting by virtue of written authorization. The Town Clerk shall not accept for filing from any one individual more than one declaration of candidacy.(§1-22-7.D)

    This is the only date and time a candidate may file to have their name placed on the ballot. Write-In Candidate Filling day is on January 14, 2020, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; however, the candidate’s name will not appear on the ballot.

    Following are additional dates to remember for the upcoming Municipal Officer Election:

    January 7, 2020 – Candidate Filing Day at the Town Clerk’s Office from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.;
    January 14, 2020 – Write-In Candidate Filing Day at the Town Clerk’s Office from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm;
    February 4, 2020 – Absentee/Early Voting begins at Town Hall;
    February 28, 2020 – Last day absentee ballots will be mail;
    February 29, 2020 (Saturday) – Last day for early voting from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm; and
    March 3, 2020 – ELECTION DAY at Town Hall

    Please go to the Town’s website and Facebook page for further updates and announcements regarding the Municipal Officer Election. For additional details or if you have any questions, please contact Town Clerk Francella Garcia at (575)751-2004, fgarcia@taosgov.com or Deputy Clerk Denise Romero at (575)751-2005, dromero@taosgov.com

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