Bernalillo County Clerk Maggie Toulouse Oliver reminds eligible voters that Tuesday, September 24, 2013, is National Voter Registration Day.
In 2008, six million Americans did not vote because they did not know how to register or they missed their states’ voter registration deadline according to the U. S. Census Bureau.
“Volunteers, celebrities and organizations from all over the country will be out in force for National Voter Registration Day,” says Clerk Toulouse Oliver.
Bernalillo County Clerk Maggie Toulouse Oliver on Sept. 10, 2013 acknowledged the efforts of the League of Women Voters of Central New Mexico and their support and participation in National Voter Registration Day. In 2008, six million Americans did not vote because they did not know how to register or they missed their state’s voter registration deadline, according to the U.S. Census. In an effort to make certain that no American is left out of the voting process, September 24, 2013, has been designated “National Voter Registration Day” and volunteers, celebrities and organizations throughout the United States will create a widespread awareness of voter registration opportunities.
County Clerk Maggie Toulouse Oliver was quoted in a Sept. 2 New York Times story regarding same-sex marriage licenses in New Mexico.
Bernalillo County Clerk Maggie Toulouse Oliver announces that her office will comply with an order issued by 2nd Judicial District Judge Alan Malott and immediately begin issuing marriage licenses to all same-sex couples who apply, beginning Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013 at 8 a.m.
Bernalillo County Clerk Maggie Toulouse Oliver testified before the Presidential Commission on Election Administration at a hearing August 8, 2013 in Denver, Colo. Clerk Toulouse Oliver was the only representative from New Mexico who was invited to participate in the commission hearings. The Washington Post had great coverage of the testimony.
Bernalillo County Clerk Maggie Toulouse Oliver is pleased to announce that the 2012 “My Vote Center” advertising campaign received first place for a public service campaign from the New Mexico Press Women 2013 Communication Contest and Best of Class from the National Association of County Information Officers (NACIO) 2013 Award of Excellence competition.
Bernalillo County Clerk Maggie Toulouse Oliver reacted today to the news that Santa Fe City Attorney Geno Zamora issued a legal opinion that same-sex marriages are legal in New Mexico and calling on County Clerks to issue marriage licenses.
As the 2013 Legislative session begins Jan. 15, County Clerk Maggie Toulouse Oliver is gearing up to advocate for various pieces of legislation aimed at modernizing elections in New Mexico.