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Improving Elections During COVID-19

July 10, 2020 – New Mexico made it unnecessarily hard for people to vote during the June primary, UNM political science professor Gabriel Sanchez wrote in a policy brief released a few weeks after the election. But there are steps the state can and should take to improve the situation, he tells correspondent Gwyneth Doland.  

Correspondent:  Gwyneth Doland  

Guest:  Gabriel Sanchez, UNM professor of political science   

For More Information:  

Fewer Polling Places Present Challenges for Native Voters — New Mexico in Depth 

Absentee Ballots Cause Lengthy Delay to Taos County Tally — Taos News  

Unprecedented Primary Challenges New Mexico Elections Officials — Santa Fe New Mexican  

GOP House Race Drags on After Vote-Counting Board Walks Out — Associated Press  

Santa Fe, Taos Counties Need More Time to Count Votes Amid Flood of Absentee Ballots — NM Political Report  

This segment is part of the “Your New Mexico Government” Project (#YourNMgov), a collaboration between New Mexico PBS, KUNM Radio, and the Santa Fe Reporter. This endeavor is funded by the New Mexico Local Journalism Fund with public media support provided by the Thornburg Foundation.