Correction appended

Early voting for the Nov. 2 local election — combining municipal races, water association positions, school district issues and community college board seats — will get underway Tuesday, when absentee ballots requested by voters will begin to be mailed out and in-person polling and voter registration sites will open.

Below is a rundown of what voters in various areas of Santa Fe County can expect to see on their ballots and other key information about the upcoming election.

City of Santa Fe


• Alan Webber, incumbent

• JoAnne Vigil Coppler

• Alexis Martinez Johnson

Santa Fe City CouncilDistrict 1

• Signe Lindell, incumbent

• Joe Hoback

• Brian Gutierrez

• Roger Carson

District 2

• Carol Romero-Wirth, incumbent

District 3

• Roman “Tiger” Abeyta, incumbent

• Lee Garcia

District 4

• Amanda Chavez

• Rebecca Romero

Edgewood Town Commission

Position 1

• Kenneth Brennan

• Ralph Hill

Position 2

• Jerry Powers

Position 3

• Audrey Jaramillo

Position 4

• Filandro Anaya

• John Bassett

Position 5

• Sterling Donner

School board seats

Santa Fe Public Schools

District 3: School board President Kate Noble is running unopposed

District 5: Sascha Anderson, who was appointed to the position Sept. 1 following the death of Lorraine Price.

Moriarty-Edgewood School District Position 1: Rebecca “Becky” King Spingle and Linda Hudson

Position 5: Lyndsi Donner, write-in candidate

Pojoaque Valley School District

Position 4: Susan Rudolph Quintana

Position 5: Sharon Dogruel and Jerome Lujan

Santa Fe Community College Governing BoardPosition 1: Linda Siegle, incumbent

Position 4: Xubi Wilson

Water Districts:

Edgewood Soil and Water Conservation Board: Bill Bruce King

Pojoaque Soil and Water Conservation Board Position 3: Jose Varela Lopez

Eldorado Area Water and Conservation Board Position 3: Elizabeth Roghair

Eldorado Area Water and Conservation Board Position 5: Gregory Hart

Early voting ballots

Request an absentee ballot online and check or change your voter registration information through the Voter Information Portal at the Secretary of State’s Office website,

Important dates

Oct. 5: Last day to register online, the first day absentee ballots will begin to be mailed out and the start of same-day registration and in-person early voting.

Oct 5-15: Early voting

Oct. 16-30: Expanded early voting

Nov. 2: Election Day

Early voting locations

Oct. 5-15

• Santa Fe County Clerk's Office, 100 Catron St.

Oct. 16-30 (expanded locations)

• Town of Edgewood Administrative Offices, 17A State Road 344, Edgewood

• Pojoaque County Satellite Office, 5 W. Gutierrez, Suite 9, Pojoaque Pueblo Plaza 17839 U.S. 84

• Southside Branch Library, 6599 Jaguar Drive

• Christian Life Church, 121 Siringo Road

• Max Coll Corrido Community Center, 16 Avenida Torreon

• Santa Fe County Fair Building, 3229 Rodeo Road

• Abedon Lopez Community Center, 155A Camino de Quintana, Santa Cruz

Municipal race debate

Later this week, The New Mexican will host a series of three debates, in conjunction with the Santa Fe County League of Women Voters, for candidates vying for City Council seats and the mayor’s office. Each of the debates will be livestreamed on beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Following is the schedule:

Tuesday: City Council District 3 and 4

Wednesday: City Council District 1

Thursday: Mayoral candidates

Correction: A previous version of this story provided incorrect information about early voting locations. Early voting is allowed at the Santa Fe County Clerk's Office at 100 Catron St from Oct. 5 to Oct. 15. The other listed locations will open starting Oct. 16. 

(7) comments

Stephen Rubin

thanks Robert that is the info i was looking for!

Mark Ortiz

Bottom line on voting for mayor, If you only want Vigil Coppler, do not list a second or third choice.

Tracy Tregeagle

Thanks so much Robert!

Very helpful information!

Tracy Tregeagle

Thanks Andrew!

Tracy Tregeagle

We live in Santa Fe County. Can we vote in the City election?

Andrew Lucero

No Tracy... You have to live in the City to vote in a City election.

Robert Fields

November 2nd is listed at the NM Voter Portal as a regular local election. With Edgewood, Moriarty, Eldorado, and Pojoaque positions on the ballot, your ballot will probably be customized for the issues being voted on where you live. Don’t know what, if any, city questions you will be able to vote on, though.

Voters can verify registration here:

And request absentee ballots here:

Deadlines (and links to check status, request an absentee ballot, etc):

Oct 5: Voter registration (by mail or online) closes.

Oct 5: First day that absentee ballots can be mailed to voters (who have submitted an absentee application), and first day that voters can cast their vote in person at their local county clerk’s office.

Oct 16: Additional early voting locations open.

Oct 28: Last day to request an absentee ballot.

Oct 30: Last day of early voting.

Nov 2: Election Day.

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