Raúl Torrez | Attorney General

Secretary of State & Attorney General to Provide Support to County Clerks at Primary Election Polling Locations around New Mexico

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 6, 2016
Attorney General Contact: James Hallinan, (505) 660-2216
Secretary of State Contact: Ken Ortiz, (505) 239-5022

Santa Fe, NM – This morning, New Mexico Secretary of State Brad Winter and Attorney General Hector Balderas announced that the Attorney General will assist the Secretary of State’s Office in providing additional support to county clerks on Election Day to ensure proper conduct at polling locations around New Mexico. State law provides that upon the request of the Secretary of State, the Attorney General shall assign investigators or lawyers to aid the Secretary of State on Election Day to maintain consistency and uniformity. “New Mexicans’ right to vote is paramount and the Office of the Attorney General will ensure that right is freely exercised on Election Day,” said Attorney General Balderas. “Our special agents and assistant attorneys general will work diligently with the Office of the Secretary of State to ensure proper conduct at polling locations across our state this primary election.” “Election Administrators in all counties across the state are well prepared to ensure the proper conduct of elections,” said Secretary of State Winter. “Adding this partnership between my office and the Office of the Attorney General provides for additional support to county election officials if they need it and further instills trust by the public in the electoral process.” For more information about where you can vote on Election Day please visit http://www.sos.state.nm.us/ or contact your county clerk’s office.

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