SANTA FE – New Mexico is continuing to tune up its election laws – this time clarifying the rules on ranked-choice voting and the wording of ballot questions.
Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver, a Democrat and the state’s chief election officer, is seeking public comment on two proposed rules, both required under legislation passed by lawmakers earlier this year. Public hearings are scheduled in late July.
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Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver answers questions after a state Supreme Court hearing in Santa Fe last year.
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