Elections

Elections Administration & Oversight
Most elections in Raton are actually administered by Colfax County; only municipal elections are handled by the City of Raton.

The New Mexico Secretary of State oversees the entire election process for the state. For information on past elections, election process, and pertinent state laws, please visit the New Mexico Secretary of State's website.

Register to Vote
Voter registration is handled by the Colfax County Clerk's office. You can pick up voter registration forms at the Colfax County offices. For information on how to register, visit the Colfax County website.

Where to Vote
To confirm your regular voting location, please contact the Colfax County Clerk.

City Elections & Special Elections
Municipal elections (including special municipal elections) administered by the City of Raton include:
  • Regular municipal elections are held the first Tuesday in March of even-numbered years.
  • Special municipal elections (such as city bonds) are held as needed.
School, County, State & Federal Elections
Most elections in Raton are administered by Colfax County. These include:
  • Elections for US Congress and President of the United States (both primary and general elections)
  • School district elections
  • County and New Mexico elections
For more information on elections run by Colfax County, visit their website.