He says consolidating non-partisan elections will save taxpayers' money by combining different local elections each year into one.
"It will save some districts a lot of money," Diaz said.
Media integrity refers to the ability of a media outlet to serve the public interest and democratic process, making it resilient to institutional corruption within the media system, economy of influence, conflicting dependence and political clientelism.
Media integrity is especially endangered in the case when there are clientelist relations between the owners of the media and political centres of power.
"It will save some districts some money and some districts may have no charge at all." Consolidated local elections will now be held each November of odd-numbered years.
These big businesses that also have control over internet usage or the airwaves could possibly make the content available biased from their political stand point or they could restrict usage for conflicting political views, therefore eliminating net neutrality.
"Elections aren't cheap," said Jaime Diaz, the deputy county clerk in Bernalillo County.
Diaz said it can cost between 0,000 and 0,000 just to hold an APS/CNM election, and the schools pay most of the bill.
Besides the savings to taxpayers, Diaz hopes the change will also increase voter turnout. "To consolidate these elections into one day, to give the voter the opportunity to take one day in the odd-number years to go vote for everything they're qualified for in one day, at one location." Cities around the state can also opt into the consolidated elections in November.
Otherwise municipal elections will be held in March.
The first consolidated local election will take place in November 2019.