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As determined by the Department of Homeland Security in 2017… election
infrastructure qualifies as critical infrastructure. This designation recognizes that the US’s election infrastructure is of such vital importance to the American way of life that its incapacitation or destruction would have a devastating effect on the country. Election infrastructure is an assembly of systems and networks that includes, but is not limited to…Polling places (to include early voting locations). Because of the designation of elections infrastructure as critical infrastructure, the Santa Fe County
Clerk’s Office is statutorily mandated to keep the operations of voting centers running in an impartial and
neutral matter to successfully administer the election with participation of ALL eligible voters.