The Supreme Court of the State of New Mexico today ruled that in order for voters to vote by mail in the June 2 primary, they must apply for an absentee ballot and that county clerks cannot send a ballot unless a voter specifically applies for one. The primary election will also include in-person voting.
This decision comes after the Republican Party of New Mexico decided to interfere in a bipartisan effort to protect the health of New Mexicans while enfranchising as many people as possible. Thanks to their efforts, many poll workers and the general public will have to choose between exercising their right to vote and protecting their health.
DPNM Chair Marg Elliston released the following statement regarding the ruling: