28 July 2020

Alex Curtas, Director of Communications
New Mexico Secretary of State’s Office

Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver Announces Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

Public hearing on the Alternative and Election Day Voting Administration Rule to be held on August 28, 2020

SANTA FE – Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver announced today that her Office will conduct a public hearing on August 28, 2020 to obtain public input on the new Alternative and Election Day Voting Administration Rule to be codified as Part 1.10.15 NMAC.

The draft rule, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, and other information can be found on the Secretary of State’s website here.

 In accordance with all Public Health Emergency Orders issued by the New Mexico Department of Health to limit mass gatherings due to COVID-19, a public hearing will be held on the proposed rule using a live streaming and teleconferencing platform on Friday, August 28, 2020 from 9:00am to 12:00pm. 

The public hearing will be accessible at the following website and phone number:

Meeting ID: 841 1749 5538. Password: 496806. 

Interested parties may also call into the hearing by calling 1-669-900-6833 or 1-346-248-7799. 

The public is encouraged to provide public comment on the draft rule. All public testimony during the public hearing will be limited to oral participation by members of the public to those comments and discussion through audiovisual means. All comments will be recorded by a court reporter.

Before the public hearing oral or written comments may be sent to Dylan Lange, Director of Legislative and Executive Affairs, via email at, or, fax (505) 827-8403, or by regular mail at Attn: Dylan Lange – proposed rule, The Office of the New Mexico Secretary of State, 325 Don Gaspar, Suite 300, Santa Fe, NM 87501.

Comments may also be given by calling the Bureau of Elections at 505-827-3600. 

All written public comments will be posted on the website throughout the written comment period at Additionally, on August 28, 2020, between 9:00am and 12:00pm, an agency representative will be outside our main office location at 325 Don Gaspar, Suite 300, Santa Fe, NM 87501 to receive written comments on the proposed rule.

Any person with a disability who is in need of a reader, amplifier, qualified sign language interpreter, or auxiliary aid or service to attend or participate in the hearing should contact (505) 827-3600 or email (5) business days prior to the hearing.