THE DEMOCRACY MOVEMENT IN New Mexico
MAKE AN IMPACT FOR DEMOCRACY
Democracy starts with each of us—and together, we can make a major impact when we speak up for what’s right. We know the ultimate power in a democracy is the people. We are powerful, fearless, ordinary Americans working together to build a democracy that works for us all.
Take action! Join in the democracy work of the organizations below:
- ACLU of New Mexico
- FairVote New Mexico
- League of Women Voters of New Mexico
- NAACP New Mexico
- New Mexico Public Interest Research Group
LEARN MORE ABOUT NEW VOTING AND ELECTION BILLS IN NEW MEXICO
An online database created by the Brennan Center has all the most recent information on restrictive and expansive voting bills that are being proposed or have passed in your state. Make sure to stay up-to-date!
VISIT A ‘ONE-STOP-SHOP’ FOR ELECTION INFO: VOTE411.ORG FOR NEW MEXICO
VOTE411 is a “one-stop-shop” for election information created by League of Women Voters. Get your Personalized Voting Information to find your polling place, see what’s on your ballot, check your voter registration, learn ID requirements, and much more!
VOLUNTEER AT THE POLLS IN NEW MEXICO
LEARN WHERE THE POLITICAL MONEY COMES FROM IN NEW MEXICO
LEARN HOW DEMOCRACY REFORMS BECOME LAW IN NEW MEXICO
Twenty-six states, including New Mexico & DC, allow citizen-led ballot initiatives and have a process for citizens to get measures on the ballot to be voted on to become law. This means that a group of citizens may place a measure on the ballot through gathering signatures, and, in some states, getting legislative approval once the set number of signatures is reached. LEARN MORE!
New Mexico DEMOCRACY REFORM AT THE NATIONAL LEVEL IS POSSIBLE TOO!
Learn more about the Freedom to Vote Act.
VOLUNTEER TO PROTECT THE VOTE!
Join Common Cause’s Election Protection program makes sure eligible voters know how to cast their ballots and ensure they are counted. Sign up to help voters — by monitoring polling places, contacting voters, watchdogging social media for disinformation, and more!
GUARD YOUR OWN VOTE!
The right to vote and have our voices heard is fundamental to our democracy. Our democracy is stronger when every eligible American participates, confident that when they cast a vote that it will be counted as cast. Make sure you are registered to vote and know where your polling place is located!
New Mexico is going to great lengths to expand voting rights despite the fact that federal voting rights legislation has stalled. Learn more about the New Mexico Voting Rights Act which would significantly expand ballot access while further securing the state’s elections and creating more efficiencies for election administrators. The Act also includes proposals to make Election Day a state holiday, expand online voter registration opportunities, improve ballot access for Native voters, and more efficiently restore voting rights for formerly incarcerated individuals.
A state Senate panel delayed action for a second time on a Democrat-backed bill to expand voting access in New Mexico with provisions to further automate voter registration, streamline mail-in voting, turn Election Day into a state holiday and more.