2015 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 1 - Elections
Section 6 Absentee Voting
Section 1-6-4 Absentee ballot application.
1-6-4. Absentee ballot application.
A. Application by a voter for an absentee ballot shall be made only on a form prescribed by the secretary of state. The form shall identify the applicant and contain information to establish the applicant's qualification for issuance of an absentee ballot under the Absent Voter Act; provided that on the application form for a general election ballot there shall be no box, space or place provided for designation of the voter's political party affiliation.
B. Each application for an absentee ballot shall be signed by the applicant and shall require the applicant's printed name, registration address and year of birth to be supplied by the applicant, which shall constitute the required form of identification, except for new registrants who have registered by mail and at that time did not provide acceptable identification. The secretary of state shall issue rules to exempt voters from submitting identification only as required by federal law and shall review and, if necessary, update these rules no later than March 15 of even-numbered years.
C. A person who willfully and with knowledge and intent to deceive or mislead any voter, precinct board, canvassing board, county clerk or other election official and who falsifies any information on an absentee ballot request form or who affixes a signature or mark other than the person's own on an absentee ballot request form is guilty of a fourth degree felony.
History: 1953 Comp., 3-6-4, enacted by Laws 1969, ch. 240, 130; 1977, ch. 269, 3; 1981, ch. 150, 2; 1985, ch. 207, 4; 1987, ch. 327, 8; 1989, ch. 66, 1; 1989, ch. 105, 1; 1989, ch. 392, 11; 1993, ch. 19, 2; 1993, ch. 20, 1; 1993, ch. 21, 2; 1993, ch. 314, 42; 1993, ch. 316, 42; 1997, ch. 201, 1; 1999, ch. 267, 6; 2003, ch. 357, 1; 2005, ch. 270, 4; 2007, ch. 336, 8; 2008, ch. 59, 5; 2011, ch. 137, 39; 2015, ch. 145, 43.
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