The League of Women Voters of New Mexico was established in 1949. At the first LWVNM convention in 1950 the agenda adopted by the delegates was an examination and evaluation of the functions and services of state government. Since that time the state League has been involved in many issues and activities.
Membership in the League of Women Voters is open to all residents of the United States, men and women, who are 16 years or older. Any individual may be an associate member of the League.
The work of the League is supported by the dues and gifts from members and other public-spirited men and women who consider contributions to the League to be an investment in their community. League funds are spent only for League work, which in New Mexico is performed entirely by volunteers.
Control of the League is in the hands of its members. They raise the money and decide how it should be spent. Their work is guided by the principles of the League of Women Voters, its bylaws, and by national, state and local positions adopted after careful study of and consensus on the issues.