Political parties to help develop election rules
May 10, 2010
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) – Secretary of State Mary Herrera has formed a committee of political party representatives to help with regulations implementing new state election laws.
Herrera announced Monday the appointment of members of the Democratic, Republican and Green parties to the committee.
The panel will assist the secretary of state’s office in developing rules for a law requiring a check of the accuracy of vote tabulators before the November general election. The law also requires a post-election audit of tabulators in random precincts in races in which the winning margin is less than 15 percent.
Named to the committee were Democrat Paul Stokes of Corrales, Republican Barbara Blackwell of Santa Fe and Green Party member Sean Knight of Pojoaque.
(hat tip to Brent McMillan for the story)