Election Bills Sponsored by Senator Ivey-Soto

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This bill -- which is now law -- was featured by KOB's 4 Wants To Know and fixes disclosure issues uncovered by their investigative team in the way campaign contributions are reported by candidates and industry groups.

This bill -- which is now law -- satisfied concerns raised by a federal judge regarding minor political parties, and also aligned all general election candidates to file on the same day and time.

This constitutional amendment -- approved by a majority of the people in the 2014 general election as Constitutional Amendment 4 -- allows judges seeking retention to be treated the same as other general election candidates.

This bill -- the content of which was included in SB 643 (2015) and is now law -- places in law language I negotiated with the pentagon and the state department on best practices for protecting the vote for deployed service members and overseas citizens, and the bill was supported by the New Mexico National Guard and the Department of Veteran's Services.

This bill -- the concept of which was included in SB 643 (2015) and is now law -- provides more accountability in the prosecution of suspected election crimes to protect our voting process.

This bill -- the content of which was included in SB 643 (2015) and is now law -- allows New Mexico to join the national Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC) to verify the information of registered voters and to reach out to new resident to encourage them to register to vote.

This bill -- the content of which was included in SB 643 (2015) and is now law -- makes significant improvements and modernizations to our Election Code and was endorsed by the County Clerks Affiliate.

This bill -- the content of which was ultimately included in SB 643 (2015) and is now law -- was written in conjunction with the statewide County Clerks Affiliate and modernizes many aspects of our elections.

This bill seeks to align all local non-partisan elections (school board) to the same day and time in odd-numbered years. It is a continuing project and will be reintroduced.

This bill would have provided more accountability in early voting for school elections.

This bill would have provided for verification of the identity of voters when casting ballots in person.

This bill would have provided political parties more flexibility in the timing for electing officers.

This bill would have clarified the voting rights of persons receiving a pardon by the Governor.

This bill would have modernized the term "precinct board" to "election board" since in many parts of the state voting locations are no longer based on precincts.

This bill would have made necessary changes to the election code in the areas of redistricting, absentee ballot processing, and enhanced transparency in the post election canvas process.

This proposed Constitutional Amendment -- which will be on the 2020 general election ballot in November -- if approved by the voters will permit the legislature to stagger or align the terms of office for any class of non-statewide elected officers.

This bill -- which is now law -- allows victims of sexual violence and stalking who participate in the confidential address program to vote securely without making their contact information public.

This bill would have allowed each major party to determine if unaffiliated or other voters could vote and participate in that political party's candidate nomination process.

This bill -- which is now law -- allows qualified citizens to register to vote or update an existing voter registration at a polling place during early voting through 2020 and extending to Election Day beginning in 2021. The law also partially automates the process of updating a voter's address when they move within New Mexico.

This bill -- which is now law -- modernizes many areas of our Election Code, which was originally adopted in 1969. It creates clear procedures for state-wide and for special elections; it provides protections in the voting pricess, requiring accountability and disclosure throughout the process; and it created uniform procedures for recall of public officers and extends automatic recount provisions to all elections providing greater confidence by the public in the results of close contests.

This proposed Constitutional Amendment -- the content of which was passed into law in 2019 through Senate Bill 672 -- would have ensured that no qualified citizen would be excluded from voting for failure to be registered to vote before the election.

This bill -- which is now law -- consolidates on November of each odd numbered year the election of most municipal officers, all school board members, and all local public officers who serve on the governing board of any local body with taxation authority. Also requires any special election (which is usually to impose a tax) to be conducted by mail so that each voter to be taxed receives a ballot which may be returned postage paid.

This proposed Constitutional Amendment would have created an independent state redistricting commission.

This bill – the language of which was added to HB 174 – would have set the same standard to recall municipal officers as is already provided to recall county officers and school board members.

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