CHAVES COUNTY, N.M. (KRQE) – Poll questions will not go on a November ballot in Chaves County, despite a recent ruling from the state Supreme Court. The county commission had approved five non-binding questions including questions on voter I.D, concealed carry and wolves.
But the secretary of state tells Chaves County officials she will not include the questions. The State Supreme Court has ruled that \Duran overstepped her authority by refusing poll questions from Bernalillo and Santa Fe Counties.
In her letter to Chaves County Duran says it was a quote, “hurried decision by the Supreme Court.” County Commissioner Greg Nibert says it’s a well reasoned decision from Duran and says the whole reason they tried to put the questions on the ballot was to show the Supreme Court if liberal questions can be put on the ballot to push voters to the polls conservative poll questions should be allowed too.