What we do
The League of Women Voters has worked since 1920 to improve local,
state and national government and strengthen our communities through
citizen education and action.
The League of Women Voters is nonpartisan; it never supports or
opposes candidates or political parties. The League does take action
on issues of importance to its members and the community, after
studying them in depth.
Membership is open to all residents of
the United States, both women and men, who are 16 years or older.
Find out more.
Vote YES on the Independent Ethics Commission
The League of Women Voters asks all voters to vote YES on the
constitutional amendment to create an Independent Ethics Commission.
This amendment will create an Independent State Ethics
Commission that will educate officials about standards of conduct and hold
them accountable if they fail to maintain those standards.
All New Mexicans pay a price for politicians who break the rules. New
Mexicans deserve a fair, transparent process for handling ethics complaints.
Primary Election Results
You can get New Mexico election results at the Secretary of State's website:
NM Secretary of State:
General Election Day: November 6, 2018
Early voting starts the same day as voter registration ends:
28 days before Election Day, October 9.
For elections info, go to
Find out how to register and where to vote,
get a sample ballot with candidate information,
apply for an absentee ballot,
or see the wording for Constitutional amendment questions and statewide bonds.
Links to our voter guides will be posted here in time for early voting.
For additional election information, visit our
Voter Information page.
Recent LWVNM News
LWVNM Opposes Separating Immigrant Children from Parents
June 22, 2018:
The League of Women Voters of New Mexico is opposed to the practice of
separating children and parents who are guilty only of trying to escape
violence in their countries.
An order has been signed, but we do not believe this crisis is over. Thousands
of children have been sent to other locations, and the government has yet to
say how it will find them and undo the damage already done. Sometimes the only
link is a phone number memorized by a small child.
Aside from being condemned internationally, our collective conscience is
repulsed by these actions. We call for action to end this policy for good and
to reunite families.
It is past time to examine the policies that have led to this crisis, and to
fix them. Those who are committed to true reform of our broken immigration
system must speak up for decent policies, loud and clear.
Letter to the Editor, Santa Fe New Mexican (also in the Albuquerque Journal).
LWVNM Objects to Dummy Bills
February 2, 2018:
"The practice of using dummy bills needs to stop. They are not just an
inconvenience; they subvert democracy and deny the public of their right to
provide comment in our Citizens' Legislature,"
says LWVNM president Judy Williams.
LWV OF NEW MEXICO AGAIN OBJECTS TO USE OF "DUMMY BILLS" IN THE STATE LEGISLATURE.
This was mentioned briefly in the
Santa Fe New Mexican's
Citizen Advocacy Workshop video online
December 31, 2017:
The video from our 2017 Citizen Advocacy Workshop is online.
Learn how to advocate at the legislature from experts
Senator Peter Wirth (D-Santa Fe), Senator Sander Rue (R-Albuquerque),
and Jim Jackson, Chief Executive Officer of Disability Rights New Mexico.
Watch the video here:
2017 Citizen Advocacy Workshop.
For older news items,
see the LWVNM News Archive.
(PDF, 1.1 MB) newsletter is out.
Report from the LWVUS National Convention in Chicago;
Information on upcoming Voter Guides;
the Economic Impact of Transfering Federal Public Lands to the States;
New Law on Funding Firefighting;
Spent Nuclear Fuel Reprocessing;
Report from LWVNM Council 2018;
Local League News.
Keep up to date by reading
For issues of
La Palabra dating back to 2005, see the Newsletters page. How to Contact Your Legislator
Want to connect with your legislator?
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on the New Mexico Legislator website.
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Want to reach NM’s Congressional delegation? The Congressional toll-free number is 1-866-727-4894 . Just ask for your representative or senator. Please remember that you are speaking as an individual and not for the League.