RIO RANCHO, N.M. – On March 1, 2022, the City of Rio Rancho will hold an election to elect a Mayor to a 4-year term, a Municipal Judge to a 4-year term, and City Councilors for Districts 2, 3, and 5 to 4-year terms. The ballot will also include three general obligation bond questions for public safety, roads, and quality of life facilities, as well as six proposed amendments to the City’s Charter.

Eligible, registered voters interested in seeking office must submit a Declaration of Candidacy form, which can be found in the Candidate Guide, to the City Clerk’s Office on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Candidate Guide can be obtained by visiting, or in person in the Office of the City Clerk located at Rio Rancho City Hall, 3200 Civic Center Circle, Suite 150, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Although not required, anyone wishing to schedule an in-person appointment with the City Clerk may do so by contacting the office at 505-891-5004.

The Guide contains information for anyone interested in running in the 2022 Municipal Officer Election, to include:

  • Candidacy forms and instructions
  • Calendar of key election dates
  • Voter registration information
  • Political sign application and regulations
  • Campaign finance reporting information

Absentee/Early Voting Information

Absentee/Early Voting for the 2022 Rio Rancho Municipal Officer Election begins Tuesday, February 1, 2022. Each early voting location will offer same day voter registration for anyone needing to update their voter record or registration for the first time. Here are the locations, dates, and times for Early Voting in Rio Rancho:

Tuesday, February 1– Friday, February 25; will be open Monday—Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with expanded hours on Saturday, February 12, 19 and 26, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • Broadmoor Senior Center, 3241 Broadmoor Blvd NE

Saturday, February 12–Saturday, February 26; will be open Tuesday—Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

  • Southern Plaza, 2003 Southern Blvd
  • Loma Colorado Library, 755 Loma Colorado Blvd
  • Italian American Club, 1565 Stephanie Rd
  • Plaza @ Enchanted Hills, 7845 Enchanted Hills Blvd
  • Rockaway Plaza, 111 NM 528

For additional information about the March 1, 2022 Municipal Officer Election, please visit or contact the City Clerk’s Office at 505-891-5004.

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