November 4, 2020 •
New Mexico Voters Approve Public Official Term Limits Amendment
On November 3, voters in New Mexico approved a constitutional amendment to allow the legislature to adjust the term of a state, county, or district officer.
House Joint Resolution 8, or Amendment 2, allows the legislature to adjust the term of a state, county, or district officer to align or stagger the election of officers for a particular state, county, or district office throughout the state.
Additionally, the amendment will clarify that officers elected to fill a vacancy in office must take office on the first day of January following their election.
The amendment became effective upon voter approval.
As of 7:00 a.m. November 4, with 96% of the precincts reporting, the amendment passed 64% to 35.7%.
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