2015 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 1 - Elections
Section 2 Election Officers and Boards
Section 1-2-1.1 Attorney general required to assist secretary of state; district attorneys required to assist secretary of state and county clerks.
1-2-1.1. Attorney general required to assist secretary of state; district attorneys required to assist secretary of state and county clerks.
A. The attorney general shall, upon request of the secretary of state, provide legal advice, assistance, services and representation as counsel in any action to enforce the provisions of the Election Code and the Municipal Election Code [Chapter 3, Articles 8 and 9 NMSA 1978].
B. Upon the request of the secretary of state or a county clerk, the attorney general and the several district attorneys of the state shall assign investigators or lawyers to aid the secretary of state and county clerks to ensure the proper conduct of an election.
C. Each district attorney shall assign a lawyer to be the elections prosecutor for the judicial district or for each county in the judicial district. The district attorney shall communicate and maintain current the name and contact information of the assigned elections prosecutor to the secretary of state and to each county clerk in the judicial district. The assigned elections prosecutor shall receive from the county clerk in the prosecutor's county or judicial district referrals of suspected violations of the Election Code. The assigned elections prosecutor shall each month report in writing to the county clerk and the district attorney the status of each referral until the matter is concluded.
History: 1978 Comp., 1-2-1.1, enacted by Laws 1979, ch. 74, 3; 1981, ch. 159, 1; 2015, ch. 145, 8.
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