ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) — A long-published election guide is being banned from polling places in Bernalillo County and elsewhere.
The League of Women Voters says Bernalillo County has ordered the
LWV voter guides removed from polling places.
The League says the county clerk ordered the guides be taken away after Secretary of State Dianna Dur n's office said the law prohibiting campaigning and electioneering near polling places may apply to the publications.
Dur n told KRQE News 13 her office received complaints, and a new law went into effect last year.
Las Cruces ,
Santa Fe , and
Los Alamos also are affected by the change.
The League describes itself as a nonpartisan organization dedicated to voter education.
The group's guide includes voter information, candidates and candidate statements and ballot questions including constitutional amendments and bond issues. Analysis and pro and con arguments for the constitutional amendments are provideed by the Legislative Council Service, an administrative branch of the state Legislature.
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