2015 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 1 - Elections
Section 8 Nominations and Primary Elections
Section 1-8-21.1 Designation of candidates by convention.

NM Stat § 1-8-21.1 (2015) What's This?

1-8-21.1. Designation of candidates by convention.

A. State conventions of major political parties may designate candidates for nomination to statewide office or the office of United States representative.

B. No state convention for designating candidates shall be held later than the second Sunday in March preceding the primary election, and delegates to the convention shall be elected according to state party rules filed in the office of the secretary of state.

C. The state convention shall take only one ballot upon candidates for each office to be filled. Every candidate receiving twenty percent or more of the votes of the duly elected delegates to the convention for the office to be voted upon at the ensuing primary election shall be certified to the secretary of state as a convention-designated nominee for that office by the political party. Certification shall take place no later than 5:00 p.m. on the first Tuesday succeeding the state convention.

D. The certificate of designation submitted to the secretary of state shall state the name of the office for which each person is a candidate, each candidate's name and address and the name of the political party that each candidate represents and certification that the candidate has been a member of that political party for the period of time required by the Election Code.

History: Laws 1993, ch. 55, 11; 2013, ch. 121, 1.

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