2015 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 1 - Elections
Section 6B Uniform Military and Overseas Voters
Section 1-6B-6 Methods of applying for military-overseas ballot; timeliness; scope of application for military-overseas ballot.

NM Stat § 1-6B-6 (2015) What's This?

1-6B-6. Methods of applying for military-overseas ballot; timeliness; scope of application for military-overseas ballot.

A. A federal qualified elector who is currently registered to vote in this state may, by the deadline specified in the Absent Voter Act [1-6-1 through 1-6-18 NMSA 1978] or Municipal Election Code [Chapter 3, Articles 8 and 9 NMSA 1978] for receipt of absentee ballot applications, apply for a military-overseas ballot by:

(1) using an absentee ballot application pursuant to the Absent Voter Act or Municipal Election Code;

(2) using the federal postcard application or the application's electronic equivalent; or

(3) using the declaration accompanying a federal write-in absentee ballot as an application for a military-overseas ballot simultaneously with the submission of the federal write-in absentee ballot.

B. A federal qualified elector who is not currently registered to vote in this state may, by the deadline in the Election Code for registering to vote, simultaneously register to vote and apply for a military-overseas ballot by using a federal postcard application or the application's electronic equivalent.

C. An application for a military-overseas ballot for a primary election, whether or not timely, is effective as an automatic application for a military-overseas ballot for the general election.

D. An application for a military-overseas ballot is effective as an automatic application for a military-overseas ballot for a runoff election necessary to conclude the election for which the application was submitted.

History: Laws 2015, ch. 145, 30.

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