PROTECTING OUR ELECTIONS TO DEFEND DEMOCRACY
New Mexican voters should feel safe and supported as they cast their votes. This year, we’re ramping up our efforts and beginning to train volunteers over the summer in advance of early voting.
In 2008, Common Cause New Mexico created a nonpartisan voter protection program that seeks to ensure that every eligible New Mexico voter who wants to vote can and that every vote is counted accurately. Our Election Protection program is not affiliated with any party, candidate or issue campaign.
Voters who experience any difficulties while voting are encouraged to use the following hotlines to get live advice from our attorneys. These hotlines will be connected to response teams on the ground to address problems as they occur.
Trained poll watchers are an integral part of the project. Poll watchers are volunteers who assist voters in obtaining information about accessing the ballot box. After attending a one-hour training, they will have answers to voters’ frequently asked questions and have websites and toll-free numbers on hand to direct voters for additional assistance.
Become a 2020 poll watcher!
Sign up to learn more about the program, or to find out about ways to volunteer before this historic election.