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Bureau of Elections

Bureau of Elections

The Bureau of Elections is responsible for providing accurate and up-to-date information to voters, Election Day preparations and the processing of mail-in and absentee ballots.

The Bureau of Elections is located at:

333 Savage Ave
Raton, NM 87740
Phone: (575) 445-5551
Fax: (575) 445-4031
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 159

County Clerk Mailing-Physical Address: Deputy Clerk
Rayetta Trujillo
Colfax County Clerk
Phone: (575) 445-5551
Fax: (575) 445-4031
Mailing-Physical Address:
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 159
230 North 3rd Street
Raton, NM 87740
Sara Torres
Colfax County Deputy Clerk
Phone: (575) 445-5551
Fax: (575) 445-4031


Register to Vote Military Voters and Overseas  


               Public Notice Post-Election Audit                                                                          

                                                                                                                                   2024 Mobile Voting Locations And Dates

Sample Ballots for Precincts 1-4, 8 & 9

Sample Ballots for Precincts  5 & 7

Sample Ballots for Precincts 10, 17, 18, 21, 22

Sample Ballots for Precincts 11-16, 19 & 20

Notice of Watcher, Challenger and Observer Training

Polling Locations June 4, 2024 

2024 General Election Proclamation- English

2024 General Election Proclamation- Spanish

Absentee Application Deadline  Notice  

Mobile Voting  Dates/Time and Location 

Sample Ballot: Regular Local Election,  November 7, 2023

Notice of Declaration of Candadicy-2023

Notice of Voter Registration 

Election Resolution (English)

Election Resolution (Spanish)

Election Proclamation And Resolution (English)

Proclamaclón Y Resolución De La Elección (Spanish)     

Notice of Election School

Notice of General Election

New Mexico Secretary of State Website




The Voter Registration Books close May 7, 2024, at 5:30 P.M. for the June 4, 2024 Primary Election.  Anyone who is NOT presently registered and wishes to vote in this election may register at or at the County Clerk’s Office, Courthouse, Raton, New Mexico.  The office hours are 7:00 A.M. until 5:30 P.M., Monday through Thursday.  You may also register at any Municipal Office.




If you have any questions concerning registration, please call (575) 445-5551.



 Rayetta M. Trujillo
Colfax County Clerk


Public Notice

Pursuant to Section 1-14-13.2 NMSA 1978 and NMAC, A Post-Election Voting System Check for the November 7, 2023 Regular Local Election will begin on Monday, December 4, 2023 at 9:00 a.m., in the Colfax County Building Commission Chambers located on the 3rd Floor at 230 North 3rd Street, Raton, NM.

The Automatic Recount per Section 1-14-24(A)(3) NMSA 1978 will be conducted immediately following the Audit.

The RLE 2023 Races to be recounted are as follows:


Angel Fire Village Councilor at large
James Jacob Crain
Owen Sullivan Curry

Raton School Board
Dustin James Walton
Kathleen M Honeyfield

Springer Trustee
Luella Smith
Gerald C Duran

Commission District 3 – Raton Municipality
Mark L Honeyfield
Ronald D Chavez 



Pursuant to the Regular Local Election Act, NMSA 1978, Sections 1-22-2 to 1-22-19 (as amended), I, Rayetta M. Trujillo, Colfax County Clerk, by virtue of the authority vested in me, do hereby issue the following proclamation:
That a Regular Local Election is called to be held throughout the State of New Mexico and in each county and precinct thereof on November 7, 2023; and

That a Regular Local Election shall be a nonpartisan election, and the names of all candidates shall be listed on the ballot with no party or slate designation; and That a Regular Local Election shall be held to elect qualified persons to membership on a local governing body and, where applicable, to elect municipal officers for the following offices:

Read Resolution-English
Read Resolution-Spanish


2022 General Election, November 8- Colfax County Results
2022 General Election-Canvass of Votes-Precinct

2022 General Election, November 8-State Wide Results

Absentee Voting

Absentee voting (by mail) for all county and state elections may be done by requesting an Absentee Ballot Application (pdf) from the Bureau of Elections. Complete and return the application to the Bureau of Elections and a ballot will be mailed. The time to apply for an absentee ballot varies from election to election, but it is generally 28 days prior to a Primary, General or Local Election. Contact the Bureau of Elections for further details. You may also fill out a request online at Online Absentee Request.

Early In-Person Voting

In-person voting is done at the Colfax County Building, Clerks Office, It begins 28 days prior to a Primary, General or Local Election and ends the Saturday before the election. It is held during regular business hours Monday through Thursday.

Same Day Registration is available at the County Clerk's office beginning 28 days prior to an election, as well as all early voting sites within the County.  Voter must have a Colfax County residential address in order to register.  Be prepared to show a picture ID, as well as proof of residency such as a utility statement, bank statement, etc. 

Early Voting Sites

Early voting at an alternate voting site is available for Primary and General elections. 
Please be advised there will not be Same Day Registration at the Mobile Voting sites is not available for the 2022 General Election. 

The hours of Early Voting are Monday through Saturday, 10am-4pm.

October 22, 2022 - 10.00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Angel Fire Community Center
October 27, 2022 - 10.00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Eagle Nest Community Center
October 28, 2022 - 10.00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m - Cimarron Village Hall
October 29, 2022 - 10.00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - LUNA Community College Springer
November 1,2022 - 10.00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Maxwell School Auditorium

Early Voting Locations for Other Elections, Including the Regular Local Election may be different, please view the County Website Homepage for that information.