Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Commission Appoints Members of Voter Registration Board.

Byline: Carolyn Appelman Journal Staff Writer

Sandoval County commissioners appointed members to the county's voter registration board Thursday.

County staffers also told commissioners the reading of plat appeal notices would be removed from future agendas.

The registration board purges inactive voters from the rolls. Members are chosen every two years.

Commissioners appointed Democrat Bennie Lovato, Republican Lisa Lutz and Green William Patz to the board, and Democrat Lorene Mervis and Republican Steve vanHorn were selected as alternates.

According to state law, county party chairmen may furnish the commission a list of names for its consideration.

In 1999, the Secretary of State reprimanded the commission for not complying with state law when it delegated its authority to name voter registration board members to then-County Clerk Sally Padilla. …

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