NM Secretary of State and Attorney General issue voter advisory ahead of election
Amidincreasing threats against election workers since 2020, and concerns over potential interference in this year’s general election, New Mexico’s Secretary of State and Attorney General have issued a voter information advisory.
"Though we have no indications at this time of any actions that might adversely affect New Mexico’s election, it is essential that the public has as much awareness as possible," she said.
It outlines basics like deadlines and ways to vote, but also warns that voter intimidation, discrimination and obstruction is illegal. It also notes that anyone inside a polling location besides voters should have a letter of authorization.
Attorney General Hector Balderas said his office is partnering with local law enforcement to protect voters and poll workers.
"We are trying to eradicate any coercion, threat or intimidation into this process," he said.
He encouraged people to call in tips about interference with voter rights or the election to his office’s hotline at 1-844-255-9210, ext. 5.
Toulouse Oliver said her office refers allegations of voter fraud to the AG’s Office for investigation. Despite misinformation campaigns nationwide, she says no allegations were substantiated in New Mexico’s 2020 election.
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