New Mexico

New Mexico

You have Referendum rights, whereby citizens can suspend a statute passed by the Legislature by collecting enough petition signatures to place the statute on the statewide ballot for a decision by the voters. Voters do not enjoy any process for Initiative.


See the results of a poll on support for statewide initiative & referendum here.

Grade: D

Click here to view New Mexico’s individual report in Of the People, By the People, For the People: A 2010 Report Card on Statewide Voter Initiative Rights.

State Balloting Process

How to bring the ballot initiative process to New Mexico


In 1910 statehood was just around the corner, and New Mexico voters
elected delegates to a convention that drew up a constitution for the
proposed new state… Read More

Ballot Qualifications & Schedule

There is currently no statewide initiative in New Mexico. Join Citizens in Charge Foundation and volunteer to help organize your state.