THE LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF NEW MEXICO
The League of Women Voters of New Mexico sent questionnaires to the candidates for statewide offices for the 2008 General Election.
Because of space restrictions in the printed versions of this guide, the League pre-advised the candidates of the word limits on responses. For most questions, the word limit was 65 words. If any answer exceeds the stated limit, the extra words are indicated with ellipses. The responses of candidates are printed exactly as received by the League. The League has in no way edited for meaning, grammar, punctuation, or spelling. The League assumes no responsibility for the content of any candidate’s reply.
Statewide offices for which candidates will appear on the November ballot are
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What qualifications are required for someone to register to vote in New Mexico?
Voters must be U.S. citizens, must be at least eighteen on or before election day, and must reside in New Mexico. Application may be made in person or by mail, but note the identification requirements below for applications made by mail.
What type of identification, if any, must be presented in order to register to vote in New Mexico?
For mail-in ballots, if the applicant is registering for the first time in New Mexico, the applicant must submit, together with his completed and signed application form, a copy of one of the following types of identification showing both the name and the NM address of the applicant:
No identification is required if a voter is merely changing his registration (name, address and/or party affiliation) within the state of New Mexico.
How will the applicant know that his registration has been accepted?
The applicant should receive a voter registration card from the County Clerk within 15 days. This card will list the voter's polling place and districting information.
What if the voter arrives at the polls on election day and finds that his name is not on the list of registered voters?
The voter shall be permitted to vote using a provisional paper ballot provided that