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.
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
2019 is turning out to be one of the most electric years in New Mexico history for election reform. A swirl of bills are attempting to unlock one of the most closed primary voting systems in the USA. New Mexico’s closed primary system means only registered voters of the three major parties can vote in… Read More
Twin bills making their way through the NM State Legislature’s 2019 session would provide for automatic voter registration at the state’s MVD offices, and contract field offices and, eventually, other state agencies. The NM resident applying for a new or renewed driver’s license or i.d., and meeting other requirements, would be enrolled in the registered… Read More
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
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
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
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