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Roosevelt County to purge ineligible voters

The Roosevelt County Clerk and the Roosevelt County Board of Registration will meet at the Roosevelt County Commission Room at the courthouse on Monday at 2:00 p.m. to remove ineligible voters from the Roosevelt County voter rolls.

According to a news release from Roosevelt County Manager Amber Hamilton, the meeting and action are in compliance with Section 1-4-28, NMSA 1978 of the New Mexico Election Code, “the secretary of state, county clerks, and boards of registration, in compliance with the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) of 1993, shall remove from the official list of eligible voters the names of voters who are ineligible to vote due to a change of residence.”

Hamilton reports the process occurs every odd numbered year and is based upon the results of the confirmation mailing sent by the Secretary of State two years prior.

In preparation for the 2023 voter registration file maintenance, the Secretary of State conducted a uniform and non-discriminatory confirmation mailing in August 2020.

Pursuant to 1-4-34 NMSA 1978, the county commissioners at their first regularly scheduled meeting in June of each odd number year, shall appoint the board of registration for the county. The current board of registration was appointed by resolution in June 2021.

The Roosevelt County board of registration’s members are Sharon Davis, Tate Turnbough and Emily Laun.