2022 SB 8 Voters' Rights Provisions

Description

SB 8 (1) Enacts digital voter registration; (2) aligns tribal polling place changes to Native American Voting Rights Act; (3) allows sixteen-year-olds to vote in local and municipal elections; (4) expands voter registration ability at DMV; (5) allows tribal government buildings to be used as tribal land residents’ voter registration mailing address; (6) allows driver’s license or state ID number to be used in addition to SSN for digital voter registration; (7)allows public sharing of eligible but unregistered voters by SOS upon request; (8-9) expands Election Day voter registration; (10) further outlines digital voter registration process; (11-12) grants voting rights to residents with past felony convictions; (13-15) repeals, replaces, and creates new programs relating to voter registration at DMV, on tribal land, at state agencies; (16-19) expands absentee voting; (20-21) makes minor changes to language on election funding and presidential electors; (22-31) enacts new Native American Voting Rights Act; (32) ensures minimum of $20M be maintained for state funding of elections; (33) makes Election Day a state holiday; (34) makes Election Day a school holiday; (35) allows residents with previous felony convictions to hold elected office; (36) repeals Sections 1-3-7.2, 1-4-5.8 and 1-6-5.8 NMSA 1978 (being Laws 2021, Chapter 107, Section 1, Laws 2019, Chapter 67, Section 2 and Laws 2009, Chapter 251, Section 2, as amended); (37) sets effective date of July 1, 2022.

Outcome

SB 8 passed the Senate committees, but died on the Senate calendar.


How Legislators Voted on SB 8


  • = Pro Conservation Vote
  • = Anti Conservation Vote
  • A = Absent
  • E = Excused
  • R = Recused
  • W = Abstain
Legislator Party District Office Conservation
Vote
Year
Baca, Gregory A. (R) R 29 Senator 2022
Burt, William F. (R) R 33 Senator 2022
Campos, Pete  (D) D 8 Senator 2022
Cervantes, Joseph  (D) D 31 Senator 2022
Diamond, Crystal R. (R) R 35 Senator 2022
Duhigg, Katy M. (D) D 10 Senator 2022
Gonzales, Roberto "Bobby" J. (D) D 6 Senator 2022
Hemphill, Siah Correa (D) D 28 Senator 2022
Ingle, Stuart  (R) R 27 Senator 2022
Ivey-Soto, Daniel A. (D) D 15 Senator 2022
Jaramillo, Leo (D) D 5 Senator 2022
Lopez, Linda M. (D) D 11 Senator 2022
Moores, Mark  (R) R 21 Senator 2022
Munoz, George K. (D) D 4 Senator 2022
O'Neill, Bill B. (D) D 13 Senator 2022
Ortiz y Pino, Gerald  (D) D 12 Senator 2022
Padilla, Michael  (D) D 14 Senator 2022
Pirtle, Cliff R. (R) R 32 Senator 2022
Rodriguez, Nancy  (D) D 24 Senator 2022
Sharer, William E. (R) R 1 Senator 2022
Steinborn, Jeff  (D) D 36 Senator 2022
Stewart, Mimi  (D) D 17 Senator 2022
Wirth, Peter  (D) D 25 Senator 2022
Woods, Pat  (R) R 7 Senator 2022