Thursday, April 07, 2011
Bernalillo County Clerk Maggie Toulouse Oliver was pleased to learn that Governor Susanna Martinez signed Senate Bill 337 regarding Vote Centers and Senate Bill 403 regarding Election Code Clean Up.
“The Vote Centers bill will change the way that elections are conducted in the State of New Mexico,” says Clerk Toulouse Oliver. “The bill essentially allows Clerks to establish several ‘Vote Centers’ strategically located throughout the County on election day in lieu of the regular 300 to 400 precincts usually located at schools. We worked very hard to get this legislation passed because it will save hundreds of thousands of dollars in manpower and supplies. My staff will be concentrating on a voter education campaign to help residents understand how this change will impact them.”
“The Election Code clean up will provide much clearer direction to clerks in terms of procedures during an election,” says Clerk Toulouse Oliver. “I would like to thank Governor Martinez for her support.”
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