COVID-19

The UNM Center for Social Policy is engaged in multiple projects exploring the short and long-term implications of COVID-19 with a particular focus on the racial and ethnic inequalities associated with this pandemic and public health crisis. We will post research associated with this work as it develops.

 

States Re-Opening

As states grapple with how to re-open amidst public health concerns and economic fallout, many states are now mandating face coverings while in public. However, as new research points out, there is a trend amongst those willing to comply with mask mandates. Read more from the Washington Post Analysis feature from CSP Executive Director Gabe Sanchez and long-time CSP collegue Edward D. Vargas (ASU), here.  

 

COVID-19 Implications on Elections

New Mexico Vote-By-Mail: Matters of the Primary and State Election Laws - NEW
The report examines the 2020 New Mexico Primary Election, the process of voting by mail in the state, and policy solutions to ensure that voters are provided equitable access to the ballot box in future elections. 
Click the title to read the full report. 

New Mexico Vote-By-Mail: Matters of the Primary and State Election Laws - Press Release

 

Debunking the Myth of Voter Fraud in Mail Ballots - Report
Debunking the Myth of Voter Fraud in Mail Ballots - Press Release