QUESTIONS FOR SEC. OF STATE ON BALLOTS
- Legislative URL:
- HB 309 on nmlegis.gov
- Emergency Clause:
-  not prntd-HRC  w/drn-prntd-ref- HGEIC/HJC-HGEIC  DP-HJC
- General Interest
This bill provides that only questions having the force of law may be placed on a the ballot for any election under the Election Code. In no case may a question be included on the ballot that is nonbinding or merely advisory in nature.
It also provides that ballot questions that are not statewide in application must be sent to the Secretary of State not less than 56 days prior to the election.
Possible concerns regarding this bill may include that it prevents a valid form of communication by the electorate to lawmakers on issues of importance to the people; and that such issues when placed on a ballot tend to encourage voter turnout, a benefit that this bill would eliminate.