A special election for Albuquerque Public Schools (APS) and Central New Mexico Community College (CNM) will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016.
All registered voters within the Albuquerque Public Schools District boundaries, including Bernalillo County and The Village of Corrales in Sandoval County are eligible to vote.
School Mill Levy Ballot Question:
“Shall the Albuquerque Public School District continue to impose a property tax of $3.838 for residential property and $4.344 for non-residential property per each $1,000.00 of net taxable value of property allocated to the Albuquerque Public School District for the property tax years 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 for the purpose of (1) erecting, remodeling, making additions to, providing equipment for or furnishing public school buildings; (2) payments made pursuant to a financing agreement for the leasing of a building or other real property with an option to purchase for a price that is reduced according to payments made; (3) purchasing or improving public school grounds; (4) administering the projects undertaken pursuant to sections 1 and 3 above, including expenditures for facility maintenance software, project management software, project oversight and district personnel specifically related to administration of projects funded by the Public School Buildings Act provided that expenditures pursuant to this section shall not exceed five percent of the total project cost?”
School Bond Ballot Question:
“Shall the Albuquerque Public School District issue $200,000,000 of general obligation bonds to erect, remodel, make additions to and furnish school buildings within the district, to purchase or improve school grounds, to purchase computer software and hardware for student use in public schools, and to provide matching funds for capital outlay projects funded pursuant to the Public School Capital Outlay Act?”
Voting Convenience Centers will be utilized for this election. There will be a total of 30 Election Day sites and five early voting sites. If you are an eligible voter for this election, regardless of which county (Bernalillo/Sandovol) in which you are registered, you will be able to cast a ballot at any of the Voting Convenience Centers.
Jan. 5: Last day to register to vote.
Jan. 5: Absentee voting begins. Absentee ballots will continue to be mailed through Friday, Jan. 29 for individuals who have filled out a properly completed application.
Jan. 8: Absentee in person only at the Voting Machine Warehouse. This will take place daily Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. until Friday, Jan. 29.
Jan. 13: Early Voting begins. This will take place daily Tuesday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. until Saturday, Jan. 30.
Sources: http://www.bernco.gov/clerk/current-and-upcoming-election-information.aspx and http://www.growingmyworld.org/the-election/