New Mexico Open Elections (NMOE) was founded in 2015 by Robert “Bob” Perls and is a movement of diverse individuals whose mission is to listen to all New Mexicans and their elected officials and provide reliable information about election reform and representational government to improve our political system.



Our purposes include, but are not limited to:

  • Deepening and broadening citizen voice;
  • Expanding the participation and engagement of the electorate;
  • Increasing the responsiveness of elected officials to their entire electorate;
  • And reducing partisanship to further good governance of our state.


Our goals include:

  • Advocating for the immediate passage of legislation that will allow independent and minor party voters to vote in primaries.
  • Educating the public about the inefficiencies in the current political system and proposing solutions to the NM state legislature.
  • Advocating for the adoption of a non-partisan redistricting commission so that the power to create legislative districts is removed from incumbent politicians (ending gerrymandering).
  • Ensuring that independent and minor party candidates have equal ballot access.
  • Educating the general public and government officials about the benefits of open primaries and ranked-choice voting.
  • Facilitating conversation and eventual adoption of non-partisan open primaries with ranked choice voting in the general (Alaska Model/Final Five Voting).