We are advocates for a free, fair,
and inclusive democracy in New Mexico

Join us in supporting Senate Bill 8

SB 8 proposes expanding voting rights and ballot access in New Mexico. It is based on the priorities that Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham and Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver announced on January 6, and includes several important measures that we strongly support, including:

  • Restoring the vote to formerly incarcerated people automatically upon release
  • Allowing 16- and 17- year-olds to vote in local and municipal elections
  • Automatic Voter Registration, providing an opt-out system rather than opt-in at DMV and other state agencies
  • Making Election Day a state and school holiday
  • A pilot program for electronically collecting signatures for nominating petitions
  • Creating a permanent absentee voter list so voter who opt in don’t have to request a mail-in ballot for every election
  • Providing for secured, monitored ballot drop-off containers in every county
  • Expanding upon the Native American Voting Rights Act for better access to the polls on Indian nation, tribal, and pueblo lands