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Voting and Elections
Voting System Certification Committee
Purpose of the Voting System Certification Committee
The Secretary of State is required by law to study, examine and certify all voting systems used in elections for public office in New Mexico. Recertification of voting systems is required in the year after each presidential election.
Article 9 of the New Mexico Election Code requires that for a voting systems to be certified that it must comply with the most recent voluntary voting system guidelines adopted by the United States Election Assistance Commission and all other requirements outlined in state statute.
The Voting System Certification Committee (VSCC) was created to make recommendations to the Secretary of State regarding the suitability and reliability of the use of voting systems in the conduct of elections under the Election Code and to recommend certification to the Secretary of State. The committee is required to meet in accordance with the Open Meetings Act.
Voting System Certification Committee – Current Members
- John Salazar, Department of Technology Cabinet Secretary
- Amanda Lopez Askin, Dona Ana County Clerk
- Linda Stover, Bernalillo County Clerk
- Tanya Shelby, San Juan County Clerk
- Annie Hogland, Curry County Clerk
Certified Voting Systems
Voting systems used in New Mexico are required to be re-certified after each presidential election. Any system not re-certified is deemed decertified and may not be used in the conduct of elections conducted pursuant to the New Mexico Election Code.
Statute requires that upon completion of an examination of all applications and test reports, that the Secretary of State shall publish a written report and post the report and recertification materials on the website for a required 21-day public comment period.
The report for 2021 re-certification of voting systems is available here. If you wish to make written comment regarding the re-certificate of voting systems, please submit your comments as follows:
By Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
In person or by mail: Office of the Secretary of State
Attn: Lee Ann Lopez
325 Don Gaspar Suite 301
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Comments must be received by 12:00 PM on August 4th, 2021 to be considered by the Voting System Certification Committee.
The following systems are currently under consideration for re-certification in New Mexico:
Dominion Democracy Suite 5.4
Automated Election Systems Autovote Ballot Printing System
Robis Elections AskEd Ballot Printing System
Regular Local Election: November 2, 2021