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.
Our right to vote is a privilege and a responsibility. The right to vote and have our voices heard is fundamental to our democracy. Our democracy is stronger when every eligible Americans participates, confident that when they cast a vote that it will be counted as cast, that the process is secure, and that anyone who interferes or tampers with our elections will be held accountable.
Use our collection of free, nonpartisan voting tools to:
- Register to vote
- Check or verify your voter registration status
- Request an absentee ballot
- Get reminders for upcoming elections
- If you have a felony conviction, learn if you are eligible to vote
(Note: these tools are hosted at nonprofit, nonpartisan partner organizations)