2015 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 1 - Elections
Section 4 Registration of Electors
Section 1-4-8 Duties of county clerk; acceptance of registration; close of registration; late registration.
1-4-8. Duties of county clerk; acceptance of registration; close of registration; late registration.
For qualified electors, the following provisions shall apply:
A. the county clerk shall receive certificates of registration at all times during normal working hours, except that the clerk shall close registration at 5:00 p.m. on the twenty-eighth day immediately preceding any election at which the registration books are to be furnished to the precinct board;
B. registration shall be reopened on the Monday following the election;
C. for purposes of a municipal or school election, the registration period for those precincts within the municipality or school district is closed at 5:00 p.m. on the twenty-eighth day immediately preceding the municipal or school election and is opened again on the Monday following the election;
D. during the period when registration is closed, the county clerk shall receive certificates of registration and other documents pertaining thereto but shall not file any certificate of registration in the registration book until the Monday following the election, at which time a voter information document shall be mailed to the registrant at the address shown on the certificate of registration;
E. when the twenty-eighth day prior to any election referred to in this section is a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, registration shall be closed at 5:00 p.m. of the next succeeding regular business day for the office of the county clerk; and
F. the county clerk shall accept for filing any certificate of registration that is subscribed and dated on or before the twenty-eighth day preceding the election and:
(1) received by the county clerk before 5:00 p.m. on the Friday immediately following the close of registration;
(2) mailed and postmarked not less than twenty-eight days prior to any election referred to in this section; or
(3) accepted at a state agency designated pursuant to Section 1-4-5.2 NMSA 1978.
History: 1953 Comp., 3-4-8, enacted by Laws 1969, ch. 240, 66; 1971, ch. 317, 5; 1973, ch. 118, 1; 1975, ch. 255, 36; 1985, ch. 207, 2; 1987, ch. 327, 2; 1993, ch. 314, 9; 1993, ch. 316, 9; 1995, ch. 198, 4; 2003, ch. 355, 2; 2005, ch. 270, 21; 2008, ch. 58, 1; 2015, ch. 145, 16.
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