Published May 11th, 2022 at 9:34 am
This years June Primary Election will be the first time New Mexico voters can register to vote on election day itselfand not just weeks in advance. It will also be the first time decline-to-state or minor party voters can vote in the partisan primariesbut only if they register as either a Democrat or a Republican prior to casting a ballot. Currently, only voters who are registered with a major party (Democrat, Republican or Libertarian) can vote for a candidate of their own party in the primary election.
Taken together, these two changes have the potential for increasing the number of people who vote dramatically, said Mario Jimenez, campaigns director for the non-partisan group Common Cause New Mexico.
There are more than 300,000 voters who decline to state their partisan preference, about 21% of the total electorate. They are commonly referred to as independents. About 14,000 are registered with minor parties.
We dont advocate for one party or another, but now these folks can vote, and we encourage them to look into the candidates in their area, especially when the primary actually determines the winner in many areas, Jimenez said. They can then pick either a Republican, Libertarian or Democratic ballot, whichever appeals to them.
For new voters, and those who become aware of the election late in the game, same-day registration allows them to both register and vote on election day if they have the proper identification. They can also do both at their County Clerks office or selected Early Voting Locations during the early voting period.(See below for details.)
Heres some handy information from the Secretary of State:
Same Day Voter Registration
Any eligible voter in New Mexico can register to vote or update their voter registration and then vote on the same day at their County Clerks office starting May 10. They can also register and vote at any polling location in their county on Election Day (June 7) and from May 21-June 4 at participating Early Voting Locations.Contact your County Clerk for participating locations. In Bernalillo County all Early Voting Locations are participating.
In order to use same day registration, voters need to bring:
(1) a New Mexico drivers license or New Mexico identification card issued through the
Motor Vehicle Division of the Taxation and Revenue Department;
(2) any document that contains an address in the county together with a photo identificationcard; OR
(3) a current valid student photo identification card from a post-secondary educational
institution in New Mexico accompanied by a current student fee statement that contains the students address in the county.
How Decline-to-State and minor party voters can register and vote in the Primary Election
Decline-to-state voters in New Mexico are registered voters who have chosen not to affiliate with a major political party. Minor party voters are registered with political parties that do not have major party status (currently, only Democrats, Republicans, and Libertarians are recognized as major parties in New Mexico).
While the general election is open to all registered voters, only voters who are registered with a major party can vote in primary elections in New Mexico. Now, if you are registered as DTS or with a minor party in New Mexico you can vote in the Primary Election. You simply update your registration to one of the major parties, a process that will take from 5-10 minutes. You can then vote in the primary election for whichever party youve chosen.
You can do this at any polling place in your county on Election Day or by going to your County Clerks office starting May 10 or any participating polling place in your county during early voting from May 21- June 4.
Voters who utilize this option and who then wish to revert back to being DTS or registered with a minor party can update their registration online atNMVOTE.ORGafter theyve voted in the Primary Election.
Same day registration for decline-to-state voters carries the same ID requirements listed above for all newly registered voters and is available during the same time frame.
Voters who are already registered with a major party cant switch affiliations on Election Day or during the early voting period; those changes must be made by May 10.
For more information go to:
Common Cause is a nonpartisan grassroots organization dedicated to upholding the core values of American democracy. We work to create open, honest, and accountable government that serves the public interest; promote equal rights, opportunity, and representation for all; and empower all people to make their voices heard as equals in the political process.
View original post here:
Letter to the Editor:Important Information for Voters from Common Cause - The Paper
- Why Do All These Homosexuals Keep Sucking My Cock? - The Onion - January 4th, 2023
- Russell Kirk - Wikipedia - December 21st, 2022
- Maj Toure: Why Black Gunsand LibertarianismMatter - December 12th, 2022
- Georgia's 'blank ballot' voters | Who are they? And why did they do it? - 11Alive.com WXIA - December 12th, 2022
- Exclusive: No official records of personal meeting between Institute of Economic Affairs and Jacob Rees-Mogg - NationalWorld - December 12th, 2022
- Markets Fail. . .And Libertarianism Still Works, 10/16 - November 25th, 2022
- The Bill of Rights: A Transcription | National Archives - November 7th, 2022
- 'Centre, states need to work together for a developed India': FM Sitharaman on 'Atmanirbhar Bharat' - The Economic Times - November 7th, 2022
- Libertarianism: Definition & Examples | StudySmarter - October 21st, 2022
- In N.H., its live Free State or leave thats libertarianism? - The Boston Globe - September 11th, 2022
- Cryptos Libertarianism Is Running Headfirst Into Reality - The Atlantic - September 11th, 2022
- The 'red wave' was such a sure thing, of course Republicans are blowing it The Nevada Independent - The Nevada Independent - September 11th, 2022
- Jim, Sigal, and Michele just living their best lives - Nevada Current - September 11th, 2022
- Long Live the King (My President)! - Econlib - September 11th, 2022
- How Housing Is Captive to Investment Demands - Santa Barbara Independent - September 11th, 2022
- Arkansas governor candidates hitting the campaign trail - 4029tv - September 11th, 2022
- Aaron Rodgers Sounds Off On Government: NFL World Reacts - The Spun - September 11th, 2022
- David Boaz - Wikipedia - September 7th, 2022
- Arlington Heights board gets petition from Koch brothers-backed group calling for law that may impact Chicago Bears' stadium plans - Chicago Tribune - September 7th, 2022
- Georgias Senate Race Is Much Closer Than The Governor Election. Will That Hold Until November? - FiveThirtyEight - September 7th, 2022
- Letter: The threat against democracy | Letters To Editor | berkshireeagle.com - Berkshire Eagle - September 7th, 2022
- Vote in the State Primary - mysouthborough - September 7th, 2022
- Group catering to nonpartisan voters launches ahead of the election The Nevada Independent - The Nevada Independent - September 7th, 2022
- Libertarian Party of Wisconsin: Wisconsin Libertarians oppose student loan forgiveness ideas as theft - WisPolitics.com - September 2nd, 2022
- Guardrails of Democracy, Extended: Comparing Notes On The Team Libertarian Report - Reason - September 2nd, 2022
- Attempted Murder Arrest; Libertarians On The 2022 Ballot? PM Patch NH - Patch - September 2nd, 2022
- Chase Oliver could send Georgia's Senate race to a runoff - he's OK with that - The Atlanta Journal Constitution - September 2nd, 2022
- Rep. Stephen Handy, ousted at GOP convention, to wage write-in bid - Standard-Examiner - September 2nd, 2022
- J. R. R. Tolkien among the Illiberals Catholic World Report - Catholic World Report - September 2nd, 2022
- We Made It Through The Primary. Now It's On To The November General Election - Honolulu Civil Beat - September 2nd, 2022
- The Great Separation: Why American Politics Is Coming Apart at the Seams | Cornell Chronicle - Cornell Chronicle - August 30th, 2022
- Palfrey eyes the exits- POLITICO - POLITICO - August 30th, 2022
- Armstrong: Behind those misleading headlines on Colorado teacher pay - Complete Colorado - August 30th, 2022
- What is a Libertarian? Beliefs & Examples | Study.com - August 29th, 2022
- Libertarian Vs. Liberal (Whats The Difference?) - The Cold Wire - August 29th, 2022
- Libertarianism Philosophy and History - Study.com - August 29th, 2022
- Republican effort to remove Libertarians from November ballot rejected by Texas Supreme Court - The Texas Tribune - August 29th, 2022
- Media organizations and civil libertarians sue to stop a law that restricts recording videos of cops - Arizona Mirror - August 29th, 2022
- How a Tiny Minority Can Lead the World Toward Liberty | Dan Sanchez - Foundation for Economic Education - August 29th, 2022
- GOP Candidate Saying it's 'Totally Just' to Kill Gay People Resurfaces - Newsweek - August 29th, 2022
- Third Party Candidates: Alabama Libertarians to appear on general election ballot - WHNT News 19 - August 15th, 2022
- Sick and tired of the two-party system: Pa. Libertarian Party sees surge in interest | Today in Pa. - PennLive - August 15th, 2022
- Voter registrations in North Carolina continue to trend mostly unaffiliated and slightly Republican - The Mountaineer - August 15th, 2022
- After Koch's Kinder, Gentler Rebrand Attempt, He Spent Over $1 Billion On 2020 Elections - Daily Kos - August 15th, 2022
- Libertarian, Green, and Independent Candidates not Invited to Gubernatorial Debate The Amarillo Pioneer - The Amarillo Pioneer - August 15th, 2022
- Runoffs to decide final nominations begins with early voting next week - Yahoo News - August 15th, 2022
- Podcast: Muddling Through the Mar-a-Lago Mess - Reason - August 15th, 2022
- The Story Behind the Wrenching Finale of 'The Anarchists' - WIRED - August 15th, 2022
- The Search of Trumps House + the 5th Amendment - Econlib - August 15th, 2022
- Libertarians see opening to gain ground in Georgia 2022 elections - The Atlanta Journal Constitution - August 4th, 2022
- State Libertarian Party asks for 'relief from oppressive ballot laws' - The Albany Herald - August 4th, 2022
- Election 2022: Primaries clear Michigan fields; more will come at conventions - The Center Square - August 4th, 2022
- The Industrial Revolution and the Colonial Conundrum - Econlib - August 4th, 2022
- School choice is the free market solution to failing public schools - Washington Examiner - August 4th, 2022
- The primary is over Here's who you can expect to see on JoCo ballots in November - Shawnee Mission Post - August 4th, 2022
- Climate change and the Supreme Courts version of police abolitionism - The Hill - August 4th, 2022
- Discontent Is Never Enough - by Jonah Goldberg - The G-File - The Dispatch - August 4th, 2022
- Progressive Conservatism: How Republicans Will Become America's Natural Governing Party - The Ripon Society - August 4th, 2022
- Local News: Donnie Brown elected as 149th representative (8/2/22) | Standard Democrat - Standard-Democrat - August 4th, 2022
- Former TV anchorman wins GOP nomination in Missouris 4th Congressional District - Missouri Independent - August 4th, 2022
- Penn Jillette: Did His Libertarianism Survive Trump and COVID? - Reason - July 29th, 2022
- Libertarian and Anti-functionalist: What Is the Memphis Design Movement? - ArchDaily - July 29th, 2022
- 11 Pick Up Lines For Libertarians To Use If They Ever Meet A Girl - The Babylon Bee - July 29th, 2022
- Nudged into the oncoming lane - Econlib - July 29th, 2022
- Quebec's Conservative party surges in the polls as some of its candidates spread conspiracy theories - CBC News - July 29th, 2022
- Accusations of racism and abortion politics- POLITICO - POLITICO - July 29th, 2022
- Zeldin's Fraudulent Independence Party Signatures Show How Difficult it is to get on Ballot in NY - Yonkers Times - July 29th, 2022
- How Republicans can build on Trumpism and become the party of progressive conservatism - The Hill - July 29th, 2022
- Illinois quick hits: White withdraws from race; Durbin tests positive for COVID - The Center Square - July 29th, 2022
- Romney's Family Plan Isn't Great, but May Be Better Than the Alternatives - Reason - July 29th, 2022
- Andrew Yang's third party Forward isn't enough to transcend politics - MSNBC - July 29th, 2022
- John Cleese: Wokeism Is the Enemy of Comedyand Creativity - Reason - July 29th, 2022
- What's Wrong With Abortion Federalism? - Reason - June 29th, 2022
- The myth of American conservatism - UnHerd - June 29th, 2022
- CHAMPLAIN IS TREASURER: Whitewater to face Sterling in November; Brecheen, Frix head for D2 Congress runoff - Tahlequah Daily Press - June 29th, 2022
- State Auditor Cindy Byrd wins reelection; other state offices head to runoff - Oklahoman.com - June 29th, 2022
- In the 1980s, My Friends In Texas Said I Was 'Overreacting' - Medium - June 29th, 2022
- Dont Believe the Obits for Bitcoin - The Wall Street Journal - June 29th, 2022
- Kansas GOP governor candidate arrested on felony charge plunges ahead with campaign - Kansas Reflector - June 29th, 2022
- Watters and Gutfeld Throw Down on Drug Legalization - June 22nd, 2022