FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 27 March 2019 Contact: Alex Curtas, Director of Communications New Mexico Office of the Secretary of State 505.469.2783

SANTA FE – Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver released the following statement today after Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham signed Senate Bill 672 into law: “Same-day voter registration and automated voter registration have long been priorities of mine and it’s a game-changer for New Mexico’s voting and elections for them to now become law. States with same-day voter registration see voter turnout increase by an average of 5%. It’s simply easier for New Mexicans to fit voting into their busy lives when they can register and vote on the same day, and now they can. “Automated voter registration increases registration rates, helps to keep our voter rolls up to date, and saves the state money. New Mexico has the necessary infrastructure and security protocols to make these election reforms a success and I thank Governor Lujan Grisham for signing this bill into law today. Anyone who’s concerned about including more eligible voters in our democracy and improving our overall elections should be proud that this bill is now law.” ### Follow the Secretary of State on Facebook + Twitter