Monday, February 13, 2017

NM Top-Two Bill Loses in House Committee

Thanks to Richard Winger of Ballot Access News for this post.

On February 10th, the New Mexico House Local Government, Elections, Land Grants & Cultural Affairs Committee declined to pass HJR 6, the proposed Constitutional Amendment for a Top-Two voting system.

The analysis said the measure, if enacted, would lead to a longer Primary Ballot, because the names of candidates from all Parties, plus all independent candidates, would be printed on that single Primary Ballot.

Also the analysis said separate Presidential Primary Ballots for each of the three Parties entitled to a Presidential Primary would still be needed.

To shorten the Ballot, they could have separated the Ballot, so only Party members would Vote on Party Official Elections, like Party Officials and County Committees members.

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