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 General Election: November 2, 2021

Important Dates

Candidate filing day:
Tuesday August 24, 2021 from 9am to 5pm

Last day to register to vote:
Tuesday October 5, 2021 - offices close at 5pm

Early in-person voting begins in Socorro:
Tuesday October 5, 2021

Early in-person voting begins in Magdalena:
Monday October 18, 2021

Absentee applications accepted until:
Tuesday October 19, 2021

Early in-person voting ends:
Saturday October 30, 2021

**Please be advised Early in Person Voting will not take place on Monday, October 11, 2021. All County offices will be closed in observance of Indigenous Peoples Day. Thank you!**

Election Day:
Tuesday November 2, 2021

Early In-Person Voting

Early in-person vote at

1) Socorro County Clerk's Office, 200 Church Street, Socorro NM
Starts Tuesday, October 5, ends Saturday October 30
Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm
PLUS one Saturday only, October 30, 2021 from 10am to 6pm

2) Magdalena Senior Citizens Center, 500 9th St. Magdalena NM
Starts Monday, October 18, ends Saturday October 30
Voting hours: Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm
PLUS one Saturday only, October 30, 2021 from 10am to 6pm

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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