2016 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 1 - Elections
Article 10 - Ballots and Ballot Labels
Section 1-10-8.1 - General election; party position on ballot.

NM Stat § 1-10-8.1 (2016) What's This?

1-10-8.1. General election; party position on ballot.

A. The order of preference for position on the ballots of the candidates of political parties in the general election shall be determined by lot at the time and in the manner prescribed by the secretary of state.

B. When electronic vote recording and tabulating machines or electronic vote tabulating machines are used, the offices and candidates shall be printed on the ballot in a vertical position with the order of preference being from top to bottom.

C. When paper ballots are used in a general election, such ballots shall be printed and bound so that the ballots for each precinct shall reflect the actual positioning of parties as they appear on all ballots in that precinct.

D. The secretary of state shall prescribe procedures and publish instructions to carry out the provisions of this section.

History: Laws 1981, ch. 166, 1; 1985, ch. 207, 22; 1991, ch. 105, 18; 2009, ch. 150, 13.

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