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 (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.
Chief Deputy Clerk
Michelle Paz was appointed by Ms. Saavedra as Chief Deputy Clerk.
Voter Registration Training
1st Wednesday of every month
Clerk's Office (Located in the District Courthouse)
Please call to reserve your seat! 575-835-0423
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.
An unbiased overview of the platform issues and where each party stands
Upcoming General Election: November 8, 2022
NVRA Cancellation Meeting Agenda
Agenda posted under Important information.
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 24, 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
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 24, 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
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).