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.

NOTICE:
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 (sos.state.nm.us) and (nmvote.org) to request one.

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

Betty Saavedra

Clerk

575-835-0423 x2505

bsaavedra@co.socorro.nm.us

Betty Saavedra

Chief Deputy Clerk

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

Michelle Paz

Deputy Clerk

575-835-0423 x2504

mpaz@co.socorro.nm.us

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 General Election: November 8, 2022

Important Dates

Last day to register to vote:
Tuesday
October 11, 2022 - offices close at 5pm

Early in-person voting begins in Socorro:
Tuesday
October 11, 2022 -November 4, 2022

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

Early in-person voting begins in Magdalena:
Monday October 17, 2022 - November 4, 2022

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

Early in-person voting in Alamo:
Wednesday November 2, 2022 - November 4, 2022

8:00am to 4:00pm Monday through Friday

Absentee applications accepted until:
Thursday November 3, 2022

Early in-person voting ends:
Saturday
November 5, 2022

10:00am to 6:00pm

Election Day:
Tuesday November 8, 2022

Early In-Person Voting

Early in-person vote at

1) Socorro County Clerk's Office, 200 Church Street, Socorro NM
Starts Tuesday, October 11, 2022 - November 4, 2022
Monday thru Friday from 8am to 5pm
PLUS one Saturday only,
November 5, 2022 from 10am to 6pm

2) Magdalena Senior Citizens Center, 500 9th St. Magdalena NM
Starts Monday, October 17, 2022- November 4, 2022
Voting hours: Monday thru Friday from 8am to 5pm
PLUS one Saturday only,
November 5 , 2022 from 10am to 6pm

3) Alamo Wellness Center, Alamo, NM 87825
Starts Wednesday November 2, 2022- November 4, 2022
Voting hours: Wednesday thru Friday from 8am to 4pm

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 Teen Center, 1002 Ake St., 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

Early Alternate Voting – Alamo Wellness Center, Alamo, NM

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).

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