Who is on the ballot?

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Presidential candidates and their running mates are Barak Obama and Joe Biden with the Democratic Party; Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan with the Republican Party; Virgil Goode and Jim Clymer with the Constitution Party; Gary Johnson and James P. Gray with the Libertarian Party; Rocky Anderson and Luis Rodriguez with the New Mexico Independent Party; and Jill Stein and Cheri Honkala with the Green Party.

Candidates for United States senator are Martin Heinrich with the Democratic Party; Heather Wilson with the Republican Party; Jon Ross Barrie with the Independent American Party; and write-in Robert Anderson.

For the District United States House of Representatives races, Evelyn Madrid Erhard, Democrat, is running against Steve Pearce, Republican. Jack Arthur McGrann is also running as a write-in candidate.

For justice of the Supreme Court, Barbara Vigil, Democrat, faces Paul Kennedy, Republican.

In the Court of Appeals, M. Monica Zamora, Democrat, faces J. Miles Hanisee, Republican.

Non-partisan judges up for retention are Richard C. Bosson, Supreme Court justice; Roderick T. Kennedy, Court of Appeals judge; and Michael Vigil, Court of Appeals judge.
To be retained in their positions, these judges must receive 57 percent of the vote.

Running for District 28 state Senate is Howie Morales, Democrat. In Dictrict 30 Clemente Sanchez, Democrat, is running against Vickie Perea, Republican.

For the House of Representatives, Republican Don Tripp is running against Dell Patricia Washington, write-in.

Unopposed offices in Socorro County include representative for District 69, Ken Martinez, Democrat; Seventh Judicial District attorney, Clint Wellborn, Republican; and District 8 public education commissioner Vince Bergman, Republican.

County offices on the ballot include county commissioner, District 2, Stanley Herrera, Democrat, and Martha Salas, Republican; District 4 unopposed Daniel Monette, Republican; District 5 Diego Early Montoya, Democrat and Juan Jose Gutierrez, Republican; county clerk, unopossed, Rebecca Vega, Democrat; and county treasurer, Tina Lujan and Shirleen Greenwood.