N.M. Stat. § 1-6-11

Current through 2022, ch. 57, and 2022 SP3, ch. 3
Section 1-6-11 - Delivery of absentee ballots to absent voter precincts
A. Beginning on the Thursday immediately preceding election day, the county clerk may deliver to the special deputy county clerk for delivery to the absent voter precinct board [election board] the absentee ballots received prior to the delivery day. The special deputy county clerk shall issue a receipt for all ballots delivered for the county clerk and shall observe the listing of the names on the official mailing envelopes in the signature rosters. The special deputy county clerk shall then obtain a receipt executed by the presiding judge and each election judge and shall return the receipt to the county clerk for filing. The receipts shall specify the number of envelopes received by the special deputy county clerk from the county clerk for the absent voter precinct and the number of envelopes received by the absent voter precinct board [election board] from the special deputy county clerk.
B. On election day, the county clerk shall deliver all absentee ballots not yet delivered to the absent voter precinct board [election board] but received prior to 7:00 p.m. on election day to the special deputy county clerks for delivery to the absent voter precinct boards [election boards]. The special deputy county clerk shall issue a receipt for all ballots delivered for the county clerk and shall observe the listing of the names on the official mailing envelope in the signature rosters. The special deputy county clerk shall then obtain a receipt executed by the presiding judge and each election judge and shall return the receipt to the county clerk for filing. The receipts shall specify the number of envelopes received by the special deputy county clerk from the county clerk for each absent voter precinct and the number of envelopes received by the absent voter precinct board [election board] from the special deputy county clerk.
C. At 7:00 a.m. on the Thursday prior to election day or on the day the absent voter precinct board [election board] begins early processing of absentee ballots, the county clerk shall deliver the electronic voting machines used for absentee voting by mail to the absent voter precinct board [election board]. The machines shall not be used to vote on or count additional ballots for that election. A special deputy county clerk shall issue a receipt for each voting machine. Upon delivery of a voting machine, the special deputy shall:
(1) obtain a receipt executed by the presiding judge and each election judge specifying the serial number and the seal number of the machine;
(2) verify the public counter number on the machine; and
(3) return the receipt to the county clerk for filing.

NMS § 1-6-11

1953 Comp., § 3-6-11, enacted by Laws 1969, ch. 240, § 137; 1971, ch. 317, § 9; 1983, ch. 232, § 5; 1987, ch. 249, § 20; 1999, ch. 267, § 15; 2005, ch. 270, § 50.