Committee on House Administration News:
WASHINGTON, D.C. — At 10 a.m. Monday, April 11, the Subcommittee on Elections of the Committee on House Administration (CHA) will hold a hearing in the New Mexico State Capitol regarding voting and access to the ballot box in the state of New Mexico.
This hearing is open to the public.
- Maggie Toulouse Oliver – Secretary of State, New Mexico
- Heather Ferguson – Executive Director, Common Cause New Mexico
- Ahtza Dawn Chavez – Executive Director, NAVA Education Project
- Andrea Serrano, Executive Director, OLÉ
Click here to view a livestream of the event.
The Subcommittee on Elections of the Committee on House Administration will hold a hearing, “Voting in America: Access to the Ballot in New Mexico” to discuss how the state has expanded access to the ballot over the past years, and examine further advances to voting in the state, and across the nation.
Voter turnout was at a record high in 2020, but since the election, a wave of anti-voter laws have been advanced by many state and local governments across the country. In contrast, New Mexico has maintained and pushed for election practices to ensure every voter has access to the ballot box.
The state employs many election administration policies that improve and expand access to the ballot such as automatic voter registration, online voter registration, same-day registration, early in-person voting, and no-excuse absentee voting. The Subcommittee on Elections aims to collect information regarding the efficacy of these programs in New Mexico as it compiles evidence to support adopting similar, national standards for voting access.