2015 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 1 - Elections
Section 8 Nominations and Primary Elections
Section 1-8-1 Nominating procedures; major political parties; minor political parties.

NM Stat § 1-8-1 (2015) What's This?

1-8-1. Nominating procedures; major political parties; minor political parties.

A. Any major political party in New Mexico, as defined in Section 1-7-7 NMSA 1978, shall nominate its candidates, other than its presidential candidates, by secret ballot at the next succeeding primary election as prescribed in the Primary Election Law [1-8-10 through 1-8-52 NMSA 1978].

B. Any minor political party in New Mexico, as defined in Section 1-7-7 NMSA 1978, shall nominate candidates for public office in the manner prescribed in its party rules and regulations and according to the provisions of the Election Code [Chapter 1 NMSA 1978].

History: 1953 Comp., 3-8-1, enacted by Laws 1969, ch. 240, 151; 1975, ch. 255, 99; 2003, ch. 300, 1; 2014, ch. 40, 2; 2014, ch. 81, 2.

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