2018 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 1 - Elections
Article 6B - Uniform Military and Overseas Voters
Section 1-6B-8 - Receipt of voted military-overseas ballots from federal qualified electors.

Universal Citation: NM Stat § 1-6B-8 (2018)
1-6B-8. Receipt of voted military-overseas ballots from federal qualified electors.

A. A military-overseas ballot shall be considered timely if it is received by the appropriate clerk no later than the closing of the polls on election day.

B. A federal qualified elector may transmit, and the appropriate clerk shall accept, a military-overseas ballot by facsimile transmission, electronic mail delivery or other equivalent electronic delivery available to the appropriate clerk when the military-overseas ballot is sent directly by the voter to that clerk; provided that, when sending a military-overseas ballot utilizing any method described in this subsection:

(1) the federal qualified elector signs an affidavit waiving the right of secrecy of the federal qualified elector's ballot;

(2) the federal qualified elector transmits the affidavit with the military-overseas ballot; and

(3) the appropriate clerk places the received ballot in a holding envelope provided by the secretary of state for this purpose and delivers the ballot to the absent precinct board.

History: Laws 2015, ch. 145, § 32.


Effective dates.Laws 2015, ch. 145, § 103 made Laws 2015, ch. 145, § 32 effective July 1, 2015.

Applicability.Laws 2015, ch. 145, § 102 provided that the Uniform Military and Overseas Voters Act is applicable to any federal postcard application received as of the first day of the current election cycle.

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