2015 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 3 - Municipalities
Section 9 Absentee Voting
Section 3-9-5 Absentee ballot register.

NM Stat § 3-9-5 (2015) What's This?

3-9-5. Absentee ballot register.

A. For each election, the municipal clerk shall keep an "absentee ballot register" in which the clerk shall enter:

(1) in numerical sequence, the name and municipal address of each absentee ballot applicant;

(2) the date and time of receipt of the application;

(3) whether the application was accepted or rejected;

(4) the date of delivery to the voter in person in the office of the municipal clerk, or mailing of an absentee ballot to the applicant, the method of delivery and, if mailed, the address to which the ballot was mailed;

(5) the applicant's precinct and district number, if applicable;

(6) whether the applicant is a voter, and whether the voter is a uniformed-service voter or an overseas voter;

(7) affidavits of voters who did not receive absentee ballots; and

(8) the date and time the completed ballot was received from the applicant by the municipal clerk.

B. The absentee ballot register is a public record open to public inspection in the municipal clerk's office during regular office hours and shall be preserved for two years after the date of the election. The municipal clerk shall have an updated absentee ballot register available for public inspection Monday through Friday during regular office hours.

History: 1953 Comp., 14-8A-6, enacted by Laws 1973, ch. 375, 6; 1978 Comp., 3-9-6, recompiled as 1978 Comp., 3-9-5 by Laws 1985, ch. 208, 93; 1999, ch. 278, 28; 2001, ch. 105, 2; 2009, ch. 278, 32; 2015, ch. 145, 90.

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