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Governor, Secretary of State Announce Support for Voting Bill

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Office of Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham
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On Tuesday, New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham and Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver announced their support for legislation that they say will expand voting access in the state.

In a news release, the Governor’s office said proposals in Senate Bill 8 can help expand voting by making Election Day a State Holiday, expand online voter registration, expand timelines for Native voters to request alternate voting sites, restore voting rights for those convicted of a felony who are not incarcerated, and allow 16-year-olds to vote in local elections.

The Governor said that SB 8 would also help support voting rights in New Mexico.

“Protecting Voting rights is essential to upholding our democracy and ensuring New Mexicans voices are heard,” said Governor Lujan Grisham.