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New Mexico Legislator Will Run for Re-Election in November as a Write-in Candidate

New Mexico Representative Sandra Jeff will be a write-in candidate for re-election in November 2014. See this story. She failed to get on the Democratic primary ballot, because she didn’t have enough valid signatures. She can’t be a write-in in the Democratic primary because New Mexico does not permit write-in votes in primaries. She can’t be an independent candidate in November because New Mexico does not allow independent candidates who have recently been registered members of qualified parties.

In 1997, the New Mexico legislature passed a bill abolishing write-in space on general election ballots, but then-Governor Gary Johnson vetoed it, so New Mexico still allows write-ins in the general election.

One Response

  1. Vera M. Landon

    In the state of New Mexico is there a possible way to write-in a person for all state offices on the ballot. If not, Why and what has to be done to be able write in a candidate?

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