Voting is the cornerstone of our democracy and the fundamental right upon which all our civil liberties rest. The ACLU of New Mexico works to protect and expand Americans' freedom to vote. In recent years, some groups have worked to make it more difficult to vote in order to further their own partisan political goals. In our state, the ACLU of New Mexico has:

  • Fought discriminatory voter ID measures that make it harder for low-income people, Native Americans, disabled people, and rural voters to access the polls
  • Pushed back against cities removing votings sites in communities of color
  • Filed a public records lawsuit against former Secretary of State Diana Duran, forcing her to admit that her claims that undocumented immigrants were voting in New Mexico elections were not backed by any evidence