Access to Voting

Common Cause New Mexico supports a package of election-related legislation that is designed to ensure all eligible New Mexico have access to voting. This legislation includes allowing 17 year olds to vote in primaries, allowing 16 and 17 year olds to pre-register to vote, implementing online voter registration and extending the voter registration deadline to the Saturday before the elections.

We already trust young people to protect our democracy through military service, teaching them early about the pride and importance of civic participation is equally important. Our two bills ensure they can get involved in politics early. Paperless registration updating allows states to reach many under-registered populations, like college students who have regular access to internet and are culturally comfortable conducting business online.

Our election officials now have the technology to process voter registration forms in real time. Extending the deadline through the Saturday before Election Day will allow eligible New Mexicans to register after debates are held, advertisements are run, and most voters focus on the election.

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Common Cause New Mexico will honor four separate groups of citizens and elected officials with its Best in Government Awards at its annual luncheon in Albuquerque on Saturday, December 3, 2016. Common Cause New Mexico sponsors the lunch each year...

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November 16, 2016

Common Cause New Mexico is working to ensure that no one faces voter intimidation or suppression tactics at the polls. We have nonpartisan volunteer poll watchers who will be on hand Election Day to answer voter questions and observe the goingson...

Toll-free numbers and websites are available to help aid voters
October 31, 2016

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