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New Mexico became the 47th State in the Union on January 6th 1912.
New Mexico Offers: Citizen Grand Jury, Nominations, Local Recalls, Local Initiative and Referenda, Legislative Referrals, and Constitutional Convention.
- Referenda: 10% of the voters who voted in the last General Election.
- Local Initiative 20% of the voters who voted in the last municipal elections.
- Recall – 33.3% of the voters who voted in the last election of the office held.
- Nominations: Varied Fee and Signature Requirements
- Deadlines: Recall: NO TIME LIMIT FOR SIGNATURE COLLECTION!
Home Rule allows 11 cities to have Initiative and Referendum rights including: Alamogordo, Albuquerque, Clovis, Gallup, Grants, Hobbs, Las Cruces, Las Vegas, Rio Rancho, Santa Fe and Los Alamos
Article IV Section 1 of the New Mexico Constitution provides citizens the right to Veto Referenda. NM Statutes 3 – 14 – 18 and 3 – 1 – 5 authorize Initiative for Commission-Manager form of government. Article XIX of the New Mexico Constitution provides a procedure for Legislative Referrals and Constitutional Conventions. §9 of Article 10 of the New Mexico Constitution (county officials), in §14 of Article 12 (school officials), and in NMSA 3-14-16 (elected officials in commission-manager municipalities) allows for the right to Recall.
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