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Mail-In Balloting During Virus Pandemic | The Line

COVID-19 and Elections

March 27, 2020 – Gene Grant and The Line opinion panelists look toward the possibility of holding an all-mail primary election. Many volunteers for an election are seniors, who are of course among the most vulnerable to the coronavirus; would a mail-in ballot alleviate that risk? The Line thinks out-of-the-box for dealing with upcoming elections. 

Line Panelists:
Lonna Atkeson, UNM Political Science professor  
Tom Garrity, The Garrity Group PR   
Laura Sanchez, attorney

For Further Reading:   

No plans to delay primaries, and SOS encourages vote by mail— NM Political Report 

New Mexico encourages mail-in balloting amid virus concerns— Associated Press

New Report Explores Upcoming State Redistricting Process

State Redistricting

November 22, 2019 – The U.S. Census count is underway here in New Mexico and the results of that count will impact the redrawing of political boundaries for the next decade. A new report published on New Mexico in Depth takes a look at the sordid history of redistricting processes in our state, including concerns about secrecy and political bickering. NMiF contributor and UNM Communication and Journalism Department instructor Gwyneth Doland authored the report, and shares some of the highlights.

Matt Grubs, NMiF senior producer

Gwyneth Doland, UNM Communications and Journalism Dept.


For Further Reading:
Struggle, Chaos, Litigation, Great Cost: NM RedistrictingNew Mexico in Depth

Executive Summary: Redistricting NM 2021 – Study by Gwyneth Doland, UNM Communications and Journalism Department

Redistricting NM 2021 Report – Study by Gwyneth Doland, UNM Communications and Journalism Department