Election

SB 672 Means Voter Registration Agents Have An Important Task Ahead

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The Governor has signed a big bill (SB 672) that can shift what voter registration agents do.  What’s your take on this bill? Is it a good idea or not?Senate Bill 672—”Early & Auto Voter Registration” Sponsored by Senators Linda Lopez, (D-Bernalillo County),  Daniel Ivey-Soto (D-Bernalillo County) and Representative Linda Trujillo (D-Santa Fe County), it will allow voters to register during early voting and on election day. Current law cuts off registration 28 days before an election.  

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Restoration of Felons Right to Vote, HB 57 Advances

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mistakes of youth are changing into adult responsibilities HB 57, is the bill which restores felons right to vote once they have completed sentencing and are no longer incarcerated. The bill has been moving more quickly but still has a way to go. The current bill does not apply to felons still in prison. The… Read More

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Can New Mexico Voters Soon Register & Vote on the same day? House Bill 86 says, “YES.”

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Some of us think about politics every day. Others don’t. House Bill 86 titled “Election Day and Early Voting Site Registration,” would nevertheless allow those distracted by other life events to fully participate once voting has commenced—people like busy moms and stress-out employees. If passed, the bill would allow a New Mexico resident, with a… Read More

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A CORE OF VOTER REGISTRATION AGENTS ARE REINVENTING THEIR IDENTITY

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At one time it was thought that online voter registration could eliminate the need for Voter Registration Agents. But New Mexico Voter Registration Agents (VRAs) see a valuable way to continue to register voters and provide information needed for voting. After all, VRAs are certified and trained to legally assist voters to register. They literally… Read More

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The Role of New Mexicans who register voters is shifting so quietly that almost no one has noticed

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When New Mexico introduced online voter registration several years ago, voter registration spiked significantly which raised the question of whether there is a continuing need for New Mexican voter registration agents (VRAs). But it quickly became apparent that Voter Registration Agents need to play a continuing role. While there may not be many good reasons… Read More

Voter Turnout

Biggest and Lowest Election Turnouts in New Mexico Counties

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3 Counties with the biggest and lowest turnouts. How did your county do? See the percentage and number of eligible voters who voted in the 2018 fall election Quickly, off the top of your head, guess which county the had highest percentage of eligible voters who voted. Does the answer surprise you? Do any of… Read More