New Mexico governor, secretary of state announce proposal to expand voting rights

Election Day could be designated a New Mexico state holiday, voting rights could be restored to those convicted of felonies, and 16-year-olds could be permitted to vote in local elections, among other initiatives the governor is proposing to lawmakers.  On the anniversary of the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham rolled out a raft of proposals on elections and voting rights as a key legislative goal for the 2022 session.  Along with Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver, Lujan Grisham detailed election items for which they will seek passage during the 30-day session that begins Jan. 18. Algernon D’Ammassa, Las Cruces Sun News. 

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