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Notice on Referendum Petitions 

The Secretary of State’s Office has been made aware that invalid referendum petitions are being circulated throughout the state to challenge laws passed during the 2023 Legislative Session. If you are asked to sign a referendum petition and want to make sure it is valid under New Mexico law:

1. Make sure it is stamped “Approved and Certified by New Mexico Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver”

2. It has the signature of the New Mexico Attorney General;

3. It contains all the legally required instructions for signers; or

4. Check our website for a complete list of approved and certified referendum petitions. 

To date, the Secretary of State has not approved and certified, nor has the Attorney General signed, any referendum petitions submitted and none of the referendum petitions currently being circulated will be considered valid under the law to challenge laws passed during the 2023 Legislative Session. 

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New Mexico Capitol Annex North
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Santa Fe, NM 87501

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