2015 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 1 - Elections
Section 2 Election Officers and Boards
Section 1-2-3 Secretary of state; instructions; forms; certificates.

NM Stat § 1-2-3 (2015) What's This?

1-2-3. Secretary of state; instructions; forms; certificates.

A. The secretary of state shall prepare and furnish to each county:

(1) sufficient forms, blanks, records, files or other equipment deemed necessary by him for the registration of voters, including suitable instructions concerning their use for each registration officer;

(2) printed forms of additional election certificates; and

(3) instructions to voters which shall set forth in nontechnical language the manner in which voters cast their ballots.

B. All registration or voting notices, forms, instructions, assistance or other information relating to the electoral process shall be printed in both English and Spanish.

C. Where a minority language is historically unwritten, all proclamations, registration or voting notices, instructions, assistance or other information relating to the electoral process shall be made available orally in the respective minority language, through the media when practicable, in public meetings and on election day at the polls.

History: 1953 Comp., 3-2-3, enacted by Laws 1969, ch. 240, 24; 1975, ch. 255, 9; 1977, ch. 124, 1.

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