2011 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 1: Elections
Article 20: Offenses and Penalties, 1-20-1 through 1-20-23
Section 1-20-16: Electioneering too close to the polling place.


NM Stat § 1-20-16 (1996 through 1st Sess 50th Legis) What's This?

1-20-16. Electioneering too close to the polling place.

A. Electioneering too close to the polling place consists of any form of campaigning within:

(1) one hundred feet of the building in which the polling place is located on election day when voting at a school, church or private residence; and

(2) one hundred feet of the door through which voters may enter to vote at the office of the county clerk, an alternate voting location, a mobile voting site or any location used as a polling place on election day that is not a school, church or private residence.

B. Electioneering includes the display or distribution of signs or campaign literature, campaign buttons, t-shirts, hats, pins or other such items and includes the verbal or electronic solicitation of votes for a candidate or question.

C. Whoever commits electioneering too close to the polling place is guilty of a petty misdemeanor.

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