Municipal Officer Election 2022


The Municipal Officer Election shall be held on March 1, 2022. Polls will open at 7:00 a.m. and close at 7:00 p.m. at the Village of Questa, Council Chambers.

At the Municipal Officer Election, persons shall be elected to fill the following elective offices:

  1. Mayor, for a four-year term  - Commencing April 1, 2022
  2. One Councilmember, for a four-year term -  Commencing April 1, 2022
  3. One Councilmember, for a four-year term - Commencing April 1, 2022


Resolution 2021-28 (2)

Municipal Officer Election Proclamation

2022 Municipal Officer Election Public Proclamation issued by the New Mexico Secretary of State Office

Early Voting

Early Voting for the Municipal Officer Election begins Tuesday, February 1, 2022, at The Village of Questa, Council Chambers, 2500 Old State Road 3 Questa, New Mexico, and ends on Saturday, February 26, 2022. The hours of operation shall be from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Monday-Friday).

Absentee Voting

The first day Absentee Ballots can be issued is Tuesday, February 1, 2022. A mailed ballot shall be requested no later than February 24, 2022. The last day the Office of the Village Clerk shall mail absentee ballots is Friday, February 25, 2022. Completed official mailing envelopes (with absentee ballots inside) shall be accepted until 7:00 p.m. on Election Day, March 1, 2022. Please contact Village Clerk Renee Martinez at (575) 586-0694 or rmartinez@villageofquesta.org to request an application for an absentee ballot.

Declaration of Candidacy

  • Declaration of Candidacy shall be filed with the Village Clerk on January 4, 2022, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Write-in candidates shall file a Declaration of Candidacy with the Village Clerk between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on January 11, 2022.

Note:  Candidates must be registered to vote with the Taos County Clerk’s Office on or before December 1, 2021, (the date the Secretary of State issues the Municipal Officer Election Proclamation.)

The Official Candidate Handbook for the 2022 Municipal Officer Election

2022 Candidate Election Handbook

The handbook includes the Declaration of Candidacy form and information to assist Village of Questa residents wishing to become a candidate

Summary of Important Dates

Candidate Qualifications Challenges (§1-22-10)

Any voter may challenge the candidacy of any person seeking election for the reason that the person does not meet the requirements for the office sought by filing a petition in the district court within seven (7) days after the day for filing a declaration of candidacy.  The district court shall hear and render a decision on the matter within ten (10) days after the filing of the petition.  The decision of the district court may be appealed to the supreme court within five (5) days after the decision is rendered. The supreme court shall hear and render a decision on the appeal forthwith.

Eligibility to Vote for the Municipal Officer Election Day

In accordance with state statute, to be eligible to vote, a person must be a resident and registered to vote within the municipal boundaries.  To vote in the Municipal Officer Election you must be registered to vote within 28 days before an election (Section 1-4-8, NMSA 1978).

Same Day Voter Registration

Voters can register to vote or update an existing voter registration and vote on the same day at the Village of Questa Council Chambers during the early voting period (February 1, 2022, through February 26, 2022).  Same day voter registration will not be available on election day.

2022 Certified Candidates

Candidate Contact Information