2016 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 1 - Elections
Article 7 - Political Parties
Section 1-7-7 - Major political party; minor political party.

NM Stat § 1-7-7 (2016) What's This?

1-7-7. Major political party; minor political party.

As used in the Election Code [Chapter 1 NMSA 1978]:

A. "major political party" means any qualified political party, any of whose candidates received as many as five percent of the total number of votes cast at the last preceding general election for the office of governor or president of the United States, as the case may be, and whose membership totals not less than one-third of one percent of the statewide registered voter file on the day of the governor's primary election proclamation; and

B. "minor political party" means any qualified political party that is not qualified as a major political party pursuant to Subsection A of this section.

History: 1953 Comp., 3-1-8, enacted by Laws 1969, ch. 240, 8; 1975, ch. 255, 3; 1983, ch. 258, 1; 1995, ch. 124, 1; 1978 Comp., 1-1-9, recompiled and amended as 1-7-7 by Laws 2011, ch. 137, 48.

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