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Constitutional Amendments on November Ballot

There are 3 constitutional amendments that will appear on the November 8, 2022 General Election Ballot.

About the Constitutional Amendments

During the 2021 and 2022 New Mexico Legislative Sessions, three proposed amendments to the New Mexico Constitution past the legislature. New Mexico voters will be asked in 2022 to consider three proposed amendments to the state's constitution.

  1. Constitutional Amendment 1 would provide for additional distributions from the land grant permanent funds for early childhood education and certain other educational purposes;
  2. Constitutional Amendment 2 would allow the use of state funds for essential services such as broadband internet, energy, water and wastewater; and
  3. Constitutional Amendment 3 would delay the general election for a judge appointed by the governor until at least one year has passed since the appointment.

All three amendments will appear on the November 8, 2022 general election ballot.

The Constitution of New Mexico provides that the legislature, by a majority vote of all members elected to each house, may propose amendments revising the constitution and that proposed amendments must then be submitted to the voters of the state for approval.

A proposed amendment becomes part of the state's constitution if a majority of the votes cast in an election on the proposition is cast in its favor, unless the proposed amendment affects one of the sections for which a three-fourths' majority is required. (This year's proposed constitutional amendments do not affect one of those sections and, thus, need only a simple majority vote to be approved.) Proposed constitutional amendments become effective upon approval by the voters unless an effective date is provided within the text of the proposed amendment.