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The Office of the Secretary of State performs a wide range of duties critical to the work of state government...
Duties, such as personnel matters, purchasing, legal counsel, media and public relations, and information systems contribute to the overall operation of the office; others, such as work pertaining to Elections, Ethics, Operations, and Information Systems (outlined below), affect New Mexicans statewide.
.... She is not only the principal administrator of her office, but also the authority behind oaths, registrations, filings and is the Chief Elections Officer for the state.
According to the state's constitution and statutes, here are a few of the Secretary of State's other duties:
- provides the depository for legislative journals and all bills passed by the legislature and signed by the Governor;
- records and files referendum petitions signed by qualified electors disapproving laws enacted during the last preceding legislative session;
- prior to an election, sees to it that proposed amendments to the New Mexico Constitution are published in at least one newspaper in every county in the state for four consecutive weeks, in English and Spanish (when newspapers in both languages are published in such counties);
- serves as statutory agent for service of process in cases where the designated agent of a domestic corporation or foreign corporation doing business in the state dies, resigns, leaves the state, or cannot be found.