2015 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 1 - Elections
Section 2 Election Officers and Boards
Section 1-2-2 Secretary of state; general duties.

NM Stat § 1-2-2 (2015) What's This?

1-2-2. Secretary of state; general duties.

The secretary of state shall:

A. generally supervise all elections by administering the Election Code [Chapter 1 NMSA 1978] in its statewide application;

B. prepare instructions for the conduct of election and registration matters in accordance with the laws of the state;

C. advise county clerks, boards of county commissioners and boards of registration as to the proper methods of performing their duties prescribed by the Election Code;

D. report possible violations of the Election Code of which the secretary of state has knowledge to the district attorney or the attorney general for prosecution;

E. cause to be published in book form and distributed to the county clerk of each county for use by precinct boards a sufficient number of copies of the Election Code as it is from time to time amended and supplemented;

F. be responsible for the education and training of county clerks regarding elections;

G. be responsible for the education and training of voting machine technicians; and

H. assist the county clerks in the education and training of registration officers.

History: 1953 Comp., 3-2-2, enacted by Laws 1969, ch. 240, 23; 1975, ch. 255, 8; 1995, ch. 198, 2; 2005, ch. 270, 10; 2011, ch. 137, 13.

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