2023 Regular Local Election

The Regular Local Election took place on Tuesday, November 7, 2023, for the purpose of electing two at-large elective offices:

  1. One Councilmember, for a four-year term
     Commencing January 1, 2024
  2. One Councilmember, for a four-year term
     Commencing January 1, 2024

The Town of Taos "opted-in" to the Local Election Act in 2022 adopted by Ordinance 22-02 and is no longer responsible for running the election. The 2023 Regular Local Election is conducted by the Taos County Clerk’s Office.

Visit the Taos County Clerk’s Office website for more information. 

View the Election Results


Regular Local Election Proclamation
2023 Regular Local Election Public Proclamation issued by the New Mexico Secretary of State Office:

Declaration of Candidacy
Declaration of Candidacy shall be filed with the Taos County Clerk on August 29, 2023, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Taos County Court House, 105 Albright Street, Suite D, Taos, New Mexico. Declaration of Candidacy Form   

Write-in candidates shall file a Declaration of Candidacy with the County Clerk between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on September 5, 2023, at the Taos County Court House, 105 Albright Street, Suite D, Taos New Mexico. Intent to be a Write-In Candidate Form   

Each Declaration of Candidacy shall be filled in person or by an authorized individual on behalf of the prospective candidate. Written Authorization for Designation Form  

Last day to withdraw candidacy – September 5, 2023.  Affidavit of Withdrawal of Candidacy Form  

You may check your voter registration at the Secretary of State’s website Voter Information Portal or contact the Taos County Clerk’s Office at:

            Taos County Court House
             105 Albright St., Suite D
             Taos, NM  87571
             (575) 737-6400 – (Phone)
             (575) 737-6406 – (Fax)

The Official Candidate Handbook for the 2023 Regular Local Election
The handbook includes the Declaration of Candidacy form and information to assist Town of Taos residents wishing to become a candidate. A copy of the Official Candidate Handbook for the 2023 Regular Local Election is also available in the Town of Taos Clerk's Office, Town Hall, 400 Camino de la Placita, Taos, New Mexico.

Town of Taos Certified Candidates for the 2023 Regular Local Election 

NameMailing AddressAddressCityStateZipPhoneEmailFiling Date/TimeStatus
BILLY ROMEROPO Box 2980320 PASEO DEL PUEBLO SURTAOSNM87571-5219(575) 751-6969BROMERO@TAOSNET.COM8/29/2023 14:14Qualified
TAOS NM 87571
GENEVIEVE OSWALD111 QUESNEL ST111 QUESNEL STTAOSNM87571-7059(575) 741-6464GENEVIEVE@CLEANTAOS.COM8/29/2023 10:03Qualified
TAOS NM 87571-7059
DARIEN D  FERNANDEZ541 CAMINO CORTEZ311 ORTIZ LN UNIT BTAOSNM87571-7212(575) 779-1478DARIEN.FERNANDEZ1@GMAIL.COM8/29/2023 15:38Qualified
TAOS NM 87571


Names are listed as appeared on the Candidate Filing List on the Secretary of State's website.  The Candidate Filing List for the 2023 Regular Local Election is linked below:

 https://candidateportal.servis.sos.state.nm.us/CandidateList.aspx?eid=2858&cty=99


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 Purpose of Electing Town of Taos Elective Offices 
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 you must be registered to vote within 28 days before an election (Section 1-4-8, NMSA 1978). 

Request an Absentee Ballot Online
Fill out an application online - Online Absentee Ballot Application
The last day to request an absentee ballot is October 24, 2023.  

Please click on the link(s) below for specific election information: