2015 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 1 - Elections
Section 4 Registration of Electors
Section 1-4-27.1 Cancellation of registration following conviction; eligibility for voting upon satisfaction of conditions.

NM Stat § 1-4-27.1 (2015) What's This?

1-4-27.1. Cancellation of registration following conviction; eligibility for voting upon satisfaction of conditions.

A. When a voter has been convicted of a felony in any state or federal court, the voter's registration shall be canceled.

B. A person convicted of a felony who is otherwise a qualified elector is eligible to register to vote when that person:

(1) has been unconditionally discharged from a correctional facility or detention center;

(2) has completed all conditions of parole or supervised probation; or

(3) has had the conviction overturned on appeal.

C. The secretary of state shall each month maintain current in the statewide voter registration electronic management system the eligibility status of persons convicted of felonies to register to vote pursuant to this section.

D. The corrections department, the New Mexico sentencing commission and the administrative office of the courts shall deliver to the secretary of state information and data as needed to carry out the provisions of this section.

E. The secretary of state shall request from the United States attorney for the district of New Mexico, in conformance with 42 U.S.C. Section 1973gg-6(g), information and data as needed to carry out the provisions of this section.

History: Laws 2001, ch. 46, 1; 2005, ch. 116, 1; 2007, ch. 337, 7; 2011, ch. 137, 35.

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