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NM delegation defends broad voter bill

Members of New Mexico’s congressional delegation call the passage of the “For the People Act” a way to open the ballot process to millions of Americans and a way to combat corruption in the political process.

By SCOTT TURNER 03/18/19 ABQJOURNAL.COM


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A broad bill including a variety of issues, including : Increase federal support for state voter systems, including paper ballots to prevent fraud.

nm VOTING SYSTEM GRADE: b

New Mexico received high scores for its use of paper ballots and adherence to many cybersecurity best practices, though the state would do well to require backup paper copies of voter registration lists at polling places using electronic poll books in case problems arise.

 

Center for American Progress Voting Systems Report Card

In August 2017, the Center for American Progress released a report entitled “9 Solutions for Securing America’s Elections,” laying out nine vulnerabilities in election infrastructure and solutions to help improve election security in time for the 2018 and 2020 elections.

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POLLING PLACE EQUIPMENT

Verified Voting: The Verifier Map

Verified Voting’s interactive map offers detailed county-by-county listing of current voting technology for each state.

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State Audit Laws

All computerized elections should be audited to check the accuracy of the vote count and ensure the integrity of democracy.

ARE NM VOTES COUNTED IN THE LIGHT?

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STATE ELECTIONS LEGISLATION DATABASE

National Conference of State Legislators Bill Tracking

This database contains state legislation related to the administration of elections introduced in 2011 through this year, 2019.

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