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New Mexico Secretary Of State To Mail Absentee Ballot Applications

Apr 14, 2020

Credit New Mexico Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver
  SANTA FE – Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver released the following statement today following the state Supreme Court’s decision instructing the Secretary of State’s Office to mail absentee ballot applications to all registered major party voters for the June 2nd Primary Election:

“Though the court today did not agree with the proposal put forward by my Office and the state’s County Clerks for an all-mail Primary Election in order to protect both the health and the rights of New Mexico voters, voters will still have everything they need to make their voices heard on June 2nd. My Office will comply with the court’s order and mail absentee ballot applications to all voters registered with a major political party. That’s why it’s important that eligible voters register to vote or update their voter registrations by May 5th if they want to vote in the June 2nd Primary Election. Registered voters should be on the lookout for their absentee ballot applications in the mail and follow all guidelines from election administrators about how to promptly and securely return those applications in order to receive a ballot. Voters have until May 28th to apply for an absentee ballot and all absentee ballots must be returned no later than 7pm on June 2, 2020."

"My office will be working with all County Clerks to ensure that all of the polling places we are required by law to staff and equip have the personal protection equipment needed to make in-person voting as safe as possible for all New Mexicans who choose to utilize it. 

Lastly, the disinformation that has been circulating about this case in recent days also obliges me to reinforce the point that if voters have questions about voting or elections, now or in the future, they should always turn to trusted sources of election information like my Office or their County Clerk.”