2015 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 1 - Elections
Section 2 Election Officers and Boards
Section 1-2-1 Secretary of state; chief election officer; rules.

NM Stat § 1-2-1 (2015) What's This?

1-2-1. Secretary of state; chief election officer; rules.

A. The secretary of state is the chief election officer of the state.

B. The secretary of state shall:

(1) obtain and maintain uniformity in the application, operation and interpretation of the Election Code; and

(2) subject to the State Rules Act [Chapter 14, Article 4 NMSA 1978], make rules pursuant to the provisions of, and necessary to carry out the purposes of, the Election Code and shall furnish to the county clerks copies of such rules; provided that no rule is adopted or amended within the fifty-six days before a primary or a general election.

C. No forms or procedures shall be used in any election held pursuant to the Election Code without prior approval of the secretary of state.

History: 1953 Comp., 3-2-1, enacted by Laws 1969, ch. 240, 22; 1971, ch. 317, 1; 1975, ch. 255, 7; 1979, ch. 74, 2; 2011, ch. 137, 12; 2015, ch. 145, 7.

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