Wed. Jun 12th, 2024

New Mexico’s June 2 primary voting begins; absentee ballots pushed

SANTA FE (KSMX)- New Mexico’s Primary Election will take place on June 2 and in recent months the New Mexico Supreme Court ordered state and local election authorities to distribute absentee ballot applications to all registered voters while rejecting a petition to scale back in-person voting in response to the coronavirus.

Election authorities are starting to distribute absentee ballots in a concerted effort to reduce the risk of coronavirus transmission at polling places in New Mexico’s June 2 primary.

Voting was scheduled to start Tuesday at the offices of 33 county clerks throughout the state, where ballots can be filled out in person or dropped off. According to the Associated Press, in-person voting will be offered more broadly at early voting centers starting May 16 and on Election Day at traditional precinct polls.

Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver and the state’s County Clerks have stated, “it’s critical that everyone wanting to vote in the Primary Election has their up-to-date voter registration on file to ensure absentee ballots are sent to the correct address. The deadline to update your voter registration ahead of the June Primary Election is May 5”.

All New Mexico voters registered with a major political party will have an absentee ballot application mailed to them.


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