2018 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 1 - Elections
Article 13 - Post-Election Duties
Section 1-13-14 - Post-election duties; opening the ballot box.
Once the ballot box has been locked by the precinct board after its first count and tally, no person shall open the ballot box or remove its contents except by court order or as otherwise provided by the Election Code.
History: 1953 Comp., § 3-13-15, enacted by Laws 1969, ch. 240, § 317; 2015, ch. 145, § 70.
Cross references. — For unlawful opening of ballot box, see 1-20-4 NMSA 1978.
The 2015 amendment, effective July 1, 2015, required a court order to open a ballot box once the ballot box has been locked by the precinct board after its first count and tally; and after "contents except", deleted "as" and added "by court order or as otherwise".
Am. Jur. 2d, A.L.R. and C.J.S. references. — 29 C.J.S. Elections § 226.