Clerk’s Office

The Clerk is the custodian of records for Socorro County. This office keeps all official public records of the County, such as resolutions, ordinances, deeds, mortgages and marriage licenses for marriages within Socorro County.

The Clerk is also the chief administrator of elections. The Clerk's office receives nominations and petitions of candidates related to elections. In addition, the office supervises and prepares ballots and voting machines and trains poll workers.

 The clerk's office also supports the Office of the Probate Judge in handling informal proceedings.

Pursuant to NMSA Chapter 14, Article 8, Section 21 (A):   “Except as provided in this section, all documents filed and recorded in the office of the county clerk are public records, subject to disclosure pursuant to the Inspection of Public Records Act.”

Socorro County Clerk

The Socorro County Clerk is Betty Saavedra, who is serving her second term through 2024.

Anyone seeking an absentee ballot may call our office at 575-835-0423, or visit the Secretary of State website ( and ( to request one. 

Please do not use or for voter information. NOTE: these have an s after vote. If in doubt, call us.

Betty Saavedra


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Betty Saavedra

Chief Deputy Clerk

Michelle Paz was appointed by Ms. Saavedra as Chief Deputy Clerk.

Michelle Paz

Deputy Clerk

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Michelle Paz

Voter Resources

Voter Registration Training

1st Wednesday of every month
10:30 AM
Clerk's Office (Located in the District Courthouse)
Please call to reserve your seat! 575-835-0423

Young Voters

The U.S. Census Bureau found that only 45% of eligible voters aged 18-29 cast a ballot in the 2012 presidential election, that’s an almost 30% smaller turnout than those over the age of 65. One driving factor behind this low turnout is that millennials are moving around the country at greater rates than ever before, switching from state to state for college and jobs. Below are some guides to help those mobile voters. 

Election Information

Upcoming Local Election: November 7, 2023

Important Dates





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Candidate Filing Date: August 29, 2023, 9:00AM TO 5:00PM

Write-In Candidate Filing Day: September 5, 2023, 9:00AM TO 5:00PM

Last day to register to vote:
Tuesday October 10, 2023 - by  5pm

Early in-person voting begins in Socorro:
Tuesday October 10, 2023 -November 4, 2023

Socorro County Clerk's Office 200 Church St

8:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday

ONLY SATURDAY 11/04/23  10:00AM TO 6:00PM

Early in-person voting begins in Magdalena:
Monday October 23, 2023 - November 4, 2023

Magdalena Senior Citizens Center 500 9th St Magdalena

8:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday

ONLY SATURDAY 11/04/23 10:00AM TO 6:00PM

Absentee Voting:
Tuesday October 10, 2023, through Tuesday October 24, 2023

Election Day:
Tuesday November 7,  2023

Early In-Person Voting

Early in-person vote at 

1)  Socorro County Clerk's Office, 200 Church Street, Socorro NM
Starts Tuesday,  October 10, 2023  - November 4, 2023
Monday thru Friday from 8am to 5pm
PLUS one Saturday only,  November 4, 2023 from 10am to 6pm

2)  Magdalena Senior Citizens Center, 500 9th St. Magdalena NM
Starts Monday,  October 23, 2023- November 4, 20223
Voting hours: Monday thru Friday from 8am to 5pm
PLUS one Saturday only, November 4 , 2023 from 10am to 6pm

2023 Local Election Day Voting Sites

Socorro County has 27 precincts

There will be 2 VCCs in Socorro County which will be located within Socorro City Limits and 6 VCC’s in the County.  Any person registered at any of these precincts may vote a regular ballot at any one of these 8 locations.

         VCC # 1 is at the Socorro County Annex Building, 198 Neel Ave., Socorro, 87801

         Precincts # 1, 2, 4, 5, 6 & 7

         VCC # 2 is at the Socorro Senior Center 1410 Ake Ave., Socorro, 87801

         Precincts # 3, 8, 10, 17, 18, & 23

         VCC # 3 is at the Midway Fire District Station 2, 652 Hwy 408,  Polvadera, 87828

         Precincts # 9, 19, 20, & 21

         VCC # 4 is at the San Antonio Fire Dept., 38 US 380, San Antonio, 87832

         Precincts # 11 & 22

         VCC # 5 is at the Magdalena Senior Center, 500 9th St., Magdalena, 87825

         Precincts # 13 & 14

         VCC # 6 is at the Alamo ANSB Wellness Center, Alamo, 87825

         Precincts # 15

         VCC # 7 is at the Northern Senior Center, 894 Hwy 304, Veguita, 87062

         Precincts # 16, 25 & 27

         VCC # 8 is at the Sabinal Community Center, 753 Hwy 116, Sabinal, 87006

         Precincts # 24

There are 2 All Mail Absentee Ballot Precincts

         Precinct # 12 Claunch

         Precinct # 26 Abbey Springs and Riley

Early Voting – Socorro County Clerk’s Office, 200 Church St. Socorro, 87801

Early Alternate Voting – Magdalena Senior Center, 500 9th St., Magdalena, 87825

Absentee Voting – Socorro County Courthouse, 200 Church St., Socorro, 87801

Recording Information

Record fees and miscellaneous fees are listed in the documents below.

Our clerks will assist you in many ways, we are available to record your documents as a public record and maintain them for your future use. However:

Clerks will not conduct searches (they can provide a list of local abstract and title companies upon request). 

Clerks cannot give legal advice on whether the documents you want recorded are correct, complete or legally sufficient for your purposes (please consult an attorney).

Important Information