Pre-primary Meeting and Convention Information

Important Dates

Meeting of Wards

February 5th, 2022 1:00 PM (Virtual)

Elect Ward Delegates

This is where delegates to the state convention get selected.

County Convention

February 19th, 2022 1:00 PM (Virtual)

Elect Delgates to the State Convention

This is where county delegates get certified. We will be using a pass-through process.

State Convention

March 5, 2022 12:00 PM (Roswell, NM)

DPNM State Convention

Delegates from all New Mexico counties will vote for their preferred Democratic candidate for each statewide and federal office up for election in 2022. Convention delegates will also consider adoption of a new Democratic Party platform


Ward Meetings


Allocation of Ward Delegates

DPDAC Rule 5.5.2 – Apportionment and Election of Ward Delegates

County and State Delegate apportionment by Ward shall be determined according to the Call of the Democratic Party of New Mexico. Delegates and alternates shall be elected at-large within wards. In the election of delegates and alternate delegates to a county or state convention, secret voting shall be conducted according to DPNM Article I, Rule 5.5.1 and Appendix A. The election of delegates and alternates is not subject to the requirement of equal division of men and women (Appendix A).

Ward 1

17 delegates

Ward 2

12 delegates

Ward 3

16 delegates

Ward 4

15 delegates

Ward 5

16 delegates

County Convention


During our Ward meetings, Doña Ana Democrats elected over 90% of its allocated delegates. In addition to the State Central Committee members, Doña Ana county will have a strong delegation to the State Pre-Primary Convention!

According to state rules, “the Convention Credentials and Rules Committee shall hear challenges to the election of all delegates to a County Convention and deliberate the credentials of all delegates to the convention.”
Delegate challenges must be filed in writing with the County Chair or Vice Chairs prior to February 16th at 1:00 p.m.  Ward Representatives to the Convention Credentials and Rules Committee will meet virtually February 17th at 6:00 p.m. to address challenges (if any).


1. Call to order by the County Chair
2. Reading of the Call
3. Report of the Credentials Committee and convention vote thereon
4. Introduction of temporary officers of the convention selected by the County Chairperson and election of permanent officers of the convention
5. Certification of delegates and alternate delegates to the State Convention.
6. Candidate Speeches
7. Adjournment

State Convention


The call can be found HERE.

The 2022 Democratic Pre-Primary Election Nominating Convention will be held on Saturday, March 05, 2022 at the Roswell Convention Center (912 N Main St, Roswell, NM 88201). In-person registration for the convention will begin at 10:00am, and the convention will be called to order at 12:00pm.

DPNM will be offering online registration prior to March 05; and will communicate details about this process in the coming weeks. 


If I am a State Central Committee member, do I need to run as a delegate?

No. SCC members are automatic delegates to the State Convention, BUT you will need to register as an elector if you wish to vote for other delegates. 

Why virtual meetings?! 

We still need to be mindful of public health concerns. The emergence of the highly transmissible Omicron variant of COVID-19 is still a threat. National and State health experts have predicted that cases of the Omicron variant may peak in mid-February. With this in mind, we have decided to make these events virtual for safety and accessibility. 

I’m having problems registering, I need help!

Call ‪(575) 650-4648‬ and leave a message or email