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Nonprofits & Elections

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Nonprofits and Election Activities

501(c)(3) nonprofits cannot engage in partisan politics, but we can encourage civic engagement and provide information on the issues. 

 

Voter Registration

501(c)(3) nonprofits can help eligible residents register to vote without bias to party affiliation.

Registration deadlines:  online or by mail: October 11, 2022;  in-person: November 5, 2022.

Last day to submit absentee application: November 3, 2022

 

Voter Education

501(c)(3) nonprofits can provide information about all candidates and ballot measures.

  • Vote 411: information by the League of Women Voters

  • Amendments to appear on the November 8, 2022 General Election Ballot, prepared by the NM Legislative Council Services

  • Constitutional Amendment #1, Permanent School Fund Question:

    • PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT ARTICLE 12, SECTION 7 OF THE CONSTITUTION OF NEW MEXICO TO PROVIDE FOR ADDITIONAL ANNUAL DISTRIBUTION OF THE PERMANENT SCHOOL FUND FOR ENHANCED INSTRUCTION FOR STUDENTS AT RISK OF FAILURE, EXTENDING THE SCHOOL YEAR, TEACHER COMPENSATION AND EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION; REQUIRING CONGRESSIONAL APPROVAL FOR DISTRIBUTION FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION.

    • Permanent School Fund Ballot Question: information by New Mexico Voices for Children

  • Constitutional Amendment #2, Anti-donation Clause Question:

    • PROPOSING TO AMEND ARTICLE 9, SECTION 14 OF THE CONSTITUTION OF NEW MEXICO TO ALLOW PUBLIC INVESTMENT TO PROVIDE ACCESS TO ESSENTIAL HOUSEHOLD SERVICES, INCLUDING INTERNET, ENERGY, WATER, WASTEWATER AND OTHER SIMILAR SERVICES AS PROVIDED BY LAW, UPON THE ENACTMENT OF GENERAL IMPLEMENTING LEGISLATION BY A MAJORITY VOTE OF THE MEMBERS ELECTED TO EACH HOUSE OF THE LEGISLATURE.

  • Constitutional Amendment #3, Delay of General Election for a Judge's Seat For One Year After Appointment:

    • PROPOSING TO AMEND ARTICLE 6, SECTION 35 OF THE CONSTITUTION OF NEW MEXICO TO PROVIDE THAT AN APPOINTED JUDGE SERVE AT LEAST ONE YEAR BEFORE A GENERAL ELECTION IS HELD FOR THE OFFICE TO WHICH THE JUDGE WAS APPOINTED.

 

Voter Engagement

Voting is a way for communities to help shape and change the systems that effect them every day. Nonprofits can and should encourage people to vote, without telling them how to vote.