New Mexico 1st Congressional District early voting is in full swing. The primary for all parties is on Tuesday June 5, with early voting continuing until Saturday June 2. Voters will be voting on numerous posts, including U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, Auditor and New Mexico House of Representatives.

There are several locations across Albuquerque open for early voting until June 2. These locations include the Bernalillo County Visitor Center, the Clerk’s Annex, Desiderio Community Center, Los Altos Center, Tijeras City Hall, among others.

Each of these locations are open from 8 a.m. through 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday with the exception of Desiderio Community Center, which closes at 5 p.m. On the day of the primary more locations will be open. Voting on June 5 will be from 7 a.m through 7 p.m. There will be over 30 different locations across the district for voters to choose from.

Democratic Candidates for the U.S. Senate

Martin Heinrich (Incumbent)

Republican Candidates for the U.S. Senate

Mick Rich (Construction company owner)

Libertarian Candidates for the U.S. Senate

Aubrey Dunn (New Mexico Commissioner of Public Lands)

Democratic Candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives

Debra Haaland (Former Democratic Party Chair of NM)

Damian Lara (Attorney with specialization in immigration and family law)

Damon Martinez (Former U.S. Attorney)

Paul Moya (Business owner)

Antoinette Sedillo Lopez (Executive Director of Enlace, former University of New Mexico Law Professor)

Republican Candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives

Janice Arnold Jones (Former New Mexican State Representative)

Libertarian Candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives

Lloyd Princeton

Democratic Candidates for Governor

Jeff Apodaca (Executive vice president of Entravision Communication

Joseph Cervantes (New Mexico State Senator)

Michelle Lujan Grisham (U.S Representative)

Republican Candidates for Governor

Steve Pearce (U.S. Representative)

Democratic Candidates for Lieutenant Governor

Billy Garrett (Doña Ana County Commissioner)

Rick Mierra (Former New Mexico State Representative)

Howie Morales (State Senator)

Republican Candidates for Lieutenant Governor

Michelle Garcia Holmes (Retired. Former Chief of Staff of New Mexico General’s Office)

Democratic Candidates for Attorney General

Hector Balderas (Incumbent)

Republican Candidates for Attorney General

Michael Hendricks (Founder of Hendricks Law)

Libertarian Candidates for Attorney General

A. Blair Dunn

Democratic Candidates for Secretary of State

Maggie Toulouse Oliver (Incumbent)

Republican Candidates for Secretary of State

JoHanna Cox (Attorney)

Libertarian Candidates for Secretary of State

Sandra Jeff (Former Legislator)

Democratic Candidates for State Auditor

Brian Colon (former Chairman of Democratic Party of New Mexico)

Bill McCamley (New Mexico State Senator)

Republican Candidate for State Auditor

Wayne Johnson (Incumbent)

This glossary of candidates does not include the list of candidates running for multiple state executive offices. These include Treasurer, Public Lands Commissioner, Public Education Commissioner and Public Regulation Commissioner.

Additionally, the glossary does not include a democratic candidate for New Mexico House of Representatives because there are no democrats running for this position.

Each candidate has a website where voters can read about their previous experience, political views and plans for if they are elected to office.

Voters that are registered to vote in New Mexico District 1, but will be out of state for the primary election, can mail in their vote with an absentee ballot. The last day voters can request an absentee ballot is the Friday before the election — June 1.

Voters have the option to request this ballot via email or over the phone. Visit this website if you need to request an absentee ballot.

The following is a list of websites that provide additional information on the upcoming election and voting.


Bernalillo County Website

Albuquerque League of Women Voters

There will be voting on The University New Mexico campus in the Student Union Building from 7 a.m. through 7 p.m. on Tuesday June 5.

Megan Holmen is a freelance news and culture reporter at the Daily Lobo. She can be contacted at, or on Twitter @megan_holmen.