Legality of Online Absentee Ballot Requests Questioned

Legality of Online Absentee Ballot Requests Questioned

State law requires voters sign the absentee ballot application and provide other identifying information, but the current online application process, authorized in 2017, does not require a voter’s signature. Pat Rogers, an Albuquerque lawyer, said, “This is a statutory process, and the statute wasn’t followed.”

The secretary of state, a Democrat, staunchly defended the program’s legal moorings and the integrity of this year’s general election results, but Governor Martinez and others suggested the online absentee ballot requests could open the door to voter fraud. For more information click here for the Albuquerque Journal article.