Candidates File For 2020 Primary 9 A.M. To 5 P.M. Today


Individuals interested in running for office in the 2020 Primary Election must file their candidacy between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. today in Council Chambers at the Los Alamos County Municipal Building, 1000 Central Ave.

The following County offices are open for election in 2020, each County office with a four year term: 

  • County Council (3 positions); and
  • County Clerk.

The County Clerk also is the proper filing officer for the following districted positions based on an individual’s voter registration record:

  • State Senator;
  • State Representative;
  • District Court Judge;
  • District Attorney;
  • Public Regulation Commission; and
  • Public Education Commission

Those interested in filing for office today must be affiliated with a major political party; Democratic, Republican or Libertarian.

For further information on filing, see the New Mexico Secretary of State Candidate Guide. The guide provides the required number of signatures and the additional requirements for the submission of Nominating Petitions. (

For more information on elections, visit the County webpage:

For more information about the County Clerk’s Office, or for questions, call 505.662.8010, email, or visit

The Los Alamos Daily Post news team will provide Filing Day coverage throughout the day at