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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Bill Modernizing New Mexico’s Election System Passes House, Inches Closer to Governor’s Desk

Santa Fe, N.M.– A bill that will modernize the election and voter registration process in New Mexico passed the House on a 45-22 vote Wednesday afternoon. Senate Bill 672 –sponsored by Sens. Linda Lopez (D-District 11) and Daniel Ivey Soto (D-District 15), and Rep. Linda Trujillo (D-District 48)– now heads back to the Senate for concurrence.

Oriana Sandoval, CEO for the Center for Civic Policy, said,

“Today, NM is a step closer to passing a bold piece of legislation that will strengthen democracy in New Mexico. SB 672 protects the integrity of our elections by ensuring eligible voters have access to a more secure, efficient, and accurate system that reassures them they will be able to vote and that their vote counts.

“We applaud the NM House for passing SB 672 to make certain our elections are secure, convenient and accessible for all eligible voters in NM. We now urge the Nm Senate to concur this legislation that makes our state a leader in democracy reforms nationwide, building a stronger democracy for ALL New Mexicans”.

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