Press release

Demos Commends the New Mexico Legislature for Taking Steps to Make Voting Easier

Senate Bill 672, which allows for Automated Voter Registration and Same Day Registration, if implemented properly, has the potential to increase the racial diversity of registered voters in New Mexico.

Statement to be attributed to Emmanuel Caicedo, Associate Director of Campaigns at Demos

While acknowledging that more reforms are needed, Demos commends the New Mexico Legislature for taking some steps that will make it easier for people in the state to vote.

Demos research shows that policies like SB 672 can strengthen New Mexico’s democracy by creating a more inclusive and reflective electorate. The bill, if implemented properly, has the potential to increase the racial diversity of registered voters in New Mexico. Senate Bill 672, which allows for Automated Voter Registration and Same Day Registration, now needs to be signed into law by Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham. We strongly encourage her to do so and we call for all New Mexico policymakers to commit to a robust and dutiful implementation process.  

We also acknowledge the leadership and work of New Mexico organizations that advocated tirelessly on behalf of this legislation, including the organizers and members of Organizers In The Land of Enchantment.

Demos is a dynamic think-and-do tank that powers the movement for a just, inclusive, multiracial democracy. Through cutting-edge policy research, inspiring litigation, and deep relationships with grassroots organizations, Demos champions solutions that will create a democracy and economy rooted in racial equity.