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 today unveiled its statewide Legislative Summary and Scorecard, recording the votes of legislators on its priority transparency, ethics and good government issues during the 2015 and 2016 sessions. The scorecard reports the...

2015-2016 Legislative Scorecard
June 30, 2016

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