The League of Women Voters of New Mexico believes that voting is a fundamental citizen right that must be guaranteed. Today the New Mexico Supreme Court handed down their decision in Riddle v. Oliver. We are disappointed that in the current public health crisis the NM Supreme Court decided against granting the petition from the county clerks, which asked that they be allowed to conduct the 2020 primary election as an all-mail election supplemented by service centers offering assistance in voting to anyone who needed it. Instead, the court directed the county clerks, with assistance from the Secretary of State, to mail a request for an absentee ballot to all registered voters.
SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and state officials will host a fully remote news conference tomorrow afternoon to provide an update on COVID-19