ARTICLE VII, Elective Franchise; and ARTICLE II, Bill of Rights

Generally the articles in the NM Constitution address the rights of citizens. Voting rights are defined in Article VII, Elective Franchise, which was adopted by the people on November 7, 1967. Section 22 in Article II, Bill of Rights, addresses the problem of alien landownership and is part of the original NM Constitution.

Document Type: Primary Document
Historical Event: Statehood (1912)
Sub Event: Immigration Policies
Origin: NM Constitution
Date: January 21, 1911
Author: Not Cited
Permission: Public Domain
Contributor: Roger Zimmerman
Albuquerque Historical Society

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