2015 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 1 - Elections
Section 12 Conduct of Elections
Section 1-12-15 Conduct of election; persons who may assist voter.

NM Stat § 1-12-15 (2015) What's This?

1-12-15. Conduct of election; persons who may assist voter.

A. In any election, if a voter who has requested assistance in marking the ballot is blind, has a physical disability, has an inability to read or write or is a member of a language minority who has requested assistance pursuant to Subsection D of Section 1-12-12 NMSA 1978, the voter may be accompanied into the voting booth only by a person of the voter's own choice other than the voter's employer or an agent of that employer, an officer or agent of the voter's union or a candidate whose name appears on the ballot in this election.

B. The name of the person providing assistance to a voter pursuant to this section shall be recorded on the signature roster.

C. A person who provides assistance to a voter when the person knows the voter does not require assistance pursuant to Section 1-12-12 NMSA 1978 is guilty of a misdemeanor.

History: 1953 Comp., 3-12-31, enacted by Laws 1969, ch. 240, 267; 1977, ch. 124, 10; 1979, ch. 139, 1; 1981, ch. 149, 3; 1983, ch. 232, 14; 1987, ch. 249, 29; 1989, ch. 259, 2; 2005, ch. 270, 68; 2015, ch. 145, 63.

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