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Alternative Election Day Voting Administration

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking


The Office of the New Mexico Secretary of State,  hereby gives notice that the Office will conduct a public hearing on the described rules below.

The purpose of this hearing is to obtain public input on the new Secured Containers Rule to be codified as Part 1.10.19 NMAC as well as amendments to the Alternative and Election Day Voting Administration Rule Part 1.10.15 NMAC.

A public hearing will be held on Thursday July 22, from 9:00 am to 11:00 pm, at the State Capitol Building located at 490 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87501 in Room 322.  Every effort will be made to ensure that this hearing will be live streamed on the Office’s website.  The public hearing allows members of the public an opportunity to submit data, testimony, and arguments in person on the proposed rule changes detailed below.  All comments will be recorded by a court reporter.

Authority: Section 1-2-1 NMSA 1978

1.10.15 NMAC Proposed Integrated

1.10.15 NMAC Proposed Markup

1.10.15 NMAC Alternative and Election Day Voting Administration

 Purpose: This rule will be amended to remove reference to temporary provisions of the election code that sunset effective December 31, 2020.  Senate Bill 4 was passed during the 2020 1st special session to provide temporary provisions for special election procedures needed during the COVID global pandemic.  Since this law has sunset, 1.10.15 NMAC must be amended accordingly including a repeal of Part NMAC in its entirety. Additionally, corrections will be made to Part NMAC for rule clarity.

Details for Obtaining a Copy of Rule and Submitting Oral or Written Comments: Copies of the proposed rule are available on the Office’s website at www.sos.nm.gov or can be obtained from the Bureau of Elections by calling (505) 827-3600 or emailing kari.fresquez@state.nm.us. The proposed rule is also available on the New Mexico Sunshine Portal. Interested individuals may provide comments at the public hearing. Before the public hearing, written comments may be sent to Kari Fresquez, Director of Legislative and Executive Affairs, via email at kari.fresquez@state.nm.us, fax (505) 827-8403, or by regular mail at Attn: Kari Fresquez – proposed rule, The Office of the New Mexico Secretary of State, 325 Don Gaspar, Suite 300, Santa Fe, NM 87501. The deadline to receive written comment is 9:00 am on July 22, 2021.  All written public comments will be posted on the website throughout the written comment period at: www.sos.nm.gov.

Any person with a disability who needs 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 kari.fresquez@state.nm.us (5) business days prior to the hearing.

Rulemaking Record

 Alternative and Election Day Voting Administration

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