Electoral reform in New Mexico

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Electoral reform in New Mexico refers to efforts to change election and voting laws in this arid U.S. state.

Alternate voting systems[edit]

The Constitution of New Mexico specifies that the plurality candidate must be declared elected. There have been proposals in New Mexico to use instant runoff voting as a result of Green Party candidates contributing to Republican victories by acting as spoilers in House races. Specifically, the New Mexico State Senate came close to approving a constitutional amendment in 1998 to allow IRV with a favorable vote in the Rules Committee and a tie vote in the subsequent committee.

Allocation of electoral votes[edit]

In 2007, SB 666 was introduced to allocate New Mexico's 5 electoral votes to the winner of the nationwide popular vote, but it failed.[1]