New Mexico State Auditor

Employer / Organization

New Mexico

Next Election

Nov 06, 2018

Filing Window

Feb 01, 2018 - Jun 28, 2018


The New Mexico Auditor is an elected constitutional state executive officer in the New Mexico state government. The State Auditor is elected to a four-year term and is able to serve up to two consecutive terms; more terms may be served after one full term has intervened. The auditor's office is responsible for thoroughly examining, authorizing, and performing audits of the financial affairs of every agency each year through financial and special audits. The salary for this position is $85,000/year.

Application Guidelines
To file for this position follow these three steps: 1) Contact the New Mexico Secretary of State Division of Elections to confirm that your registered address qualifies you for the position you intend to run for, and that you meet other office specific qualifications. Obtain the correct candidacy filing paperwork. 2) Complete the required candidacy paperwork including: a declaration of candidacy, nominating petitions if you are running as an independent and the appropriate campaign finance forms. File these papers with the appropriate filing officer. If you plan to run as a partisan candidate please contact your local party office. 3) Submit the filing paperwork with the stipulated amount of signatures to the New Mexico Secretary of State Division of Elections. The amount of signatures varies by office. The filing deadline for independent candidates is the 23rd day after the primary election. The New Mexico primary election is held the first Tuesday after the first Monday in June. The New Mexico Secretary of State Division of Elections, which serves as the point of contact for any questions or concerns, can be reached at (505) 827-3600. Additionally, the New Mexico Candidates Guide can be found here:

Submit application to:
New Mexico Secretary of State, New Mexico Capitol Annex North, Santa Fe, NM, 87501, US