Precinct 132 Newsletter – October 1, 2020 – There are two state of NM Constitutional Amendments, three State Bond Proposals and a County Bond Proposal on the NM Official General Election Ballot

The Official General Election Ballot will feature two State of New Mexico Constitutional Amendments, three State Bond issues, and one  County bond issue. You will find them below worded exactly as they will appear on your ballot.

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT 1

Proposing to amend the Constitution of New Mexico to provide that the Public Regulation Commission consist of three members appointed by the Governor from a list of professionally qualified nominees submitted to the Governor by a nominating committee as provided by law and that the commission is required to regulate public utilities and may be required to regulate other public service companies.

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT 2

Proposing to amend Article 20, Section 3 of the Constitution of New Mexico to permit the adjustment by law of terms of non-statewide elected officers and to standardize the date an officer begins to serve.State
Bond Question A

The 2020 Capital Projects General Obligation Bond Act authorizes the issuance and sale of senior citizen facility improvement, construction and equipment acquisition bonds. Shall the state be authorized to issue general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed thirty-three million two hundred ninety-two thousand one hundred forty-one dollars ($33,292,141) to make capital expenditures for certain senior citizen facility improvement, construction and equipment acquisition projects and provide for a general property tax imposition and levy for the payment of principal of, interest on and expenses incurred in connection with the issuance of the bonds and the collection of the tax as permitted by law?

A “yes” vote supports authorizing the sale and issuance of $33.3 million in bonds for senior citizen facilities improvements.
A “no” vote opposes authorizing the sale and issuance of $33.3 million in bonds for senior citizen facilities improvements.
State
Bond  question B
The 2020 Capital Projects General Obligation Bond Act authorizes the issuance and sale of library acquisition bonds. Shall the state be authorized to issue general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed nine million seven hundred fifty-one thousand four hundred thirty-three dollars ($9,751,433) to make capital expenditures for academic, public school, tribal and public library resource acquisitions and provide for a general property tax imposition and levy for the payment of principal of, interest on and expenses incurred in connection with the issuance of the bonds and the collection of the tax as permitted by law?[3]
A “yes” vote supports authorizing the sale and issuance of $9.7 million in bonds for public library improvements.
A “no” vote opposes authorizing the sale and issuance of $9.7 million in bonds for public library improvements.
State
Bond  Question C
The 2020 Capital Projects General Obligation Bond Act authorizes the issuance and sale of library acquisition bonds. Shall the state be authorized to issue general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed nine million seven hundred fifty-one thousand four hundred thirty-three dollars ($9,751,433) to make capital expenditures for academic, public school, tribal and public library resource acquisitions and provide for a general property tax imposition and levy for the payment of principal of, interest on and expenses incurred in connection with the issuance of the bonds and the collection of the tax as permitted by law?

A “yes” vote supports authorizing the sale and issuance of $156.3 million in bonds for public higher education institutions, special public schools, and native tribal schools.
A “no” vote opposes authorizing the sale and issuance of $156.3 million in bonds for public higher education institutions, special public schools, and native tribal schools.

For more information go to https://ballotpedia.org/New_Mexico_2020_ballot_measures

County
Sandoval County General Obligation
Library Bond Question

Shall Sandoval County be authorized to issue up to $1,975,000 pf general obligation bonds, to be paid from property taxes, for the purpose of purchasing library books and resources, including equipment, upgrades, and improvements for libraries?

For General Obligation Bonds

Against General Obligation Bonds.

The Official General Election Ballot ends with this bond question.

Register to Vote
Not registered to vote? Click here to register online: https://portal.sos.state.nm.us/OVR/WebPages/InstructionsStep1.aspx.Absentee Ballot Information for Registered Voters
Verify that your Voter Registration information is correct. Go to https://voterportal.servis.sos.state.nm.us.To request an Absentee Ballot online, go to https://portal.sos.state.nm.us/OVR/WebPages/AbsenteeApplication.aspx.The Sandoval County Clerk will be mailing Absentee Ballot Requests to all registered voters beginning September 14, 2020. The last day to submit your Absentee Application will be October 20, 2020, at 5:00 pm.Voters in New Mexico who follow the recommended guidelines should be confident in the efficient delivery of their mailed ballots for the 2020 General Election. Though 46 states received a USPS letter with concerns about the General Election, New Mexico received a USPS letter explaining that “your voters should have sufficient time to receive, complete, and return their ballots by the state’s deadlines.” Even so, we encourage you to complete and return your ballot early.Precinct 132
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