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Posted January 20, 2016

Early Voting in Bond Election Continues Through Jan. 30

Cast your vote at City Centre, Lincoln Complex, RFK Charter School, CNM, Don Newton Community Center, AMREP Southwest Building in Rio Rancho.

UPDATE: We've added two new early voting sites. Beginning Saturday, Jan. 23, voters can cast ballots at the Don Newton Community Center near Montaño and Taylor Ranch Road in the northwest quadrant of Albuquerque and at the AMREP Southwest building near Northern and N.M. 528 in Rio Rancho.

Early voting continues through Jan. 30 in the school improvement election that would provide $575 million for new and renovated schools, technology, improved safety and transportation, charter schools and more.

Voters can cast ballots through Jan. 30 at

  • APS City Centre
  • APS Lincoln Complex
  • RFK Charter School
  • CNM Main Campus
  • CNM Montoya Campus
  • Don Newton Community Center (beginning Saturday, Jan. 23)
  • AMREP Southwest Building in Rio Rancho (beginning Saturday, Jan. 23).

Polls are open

  • 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday
  • 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday.

Who can vote?
All registered voters living within the the Albuquerque Public Schools district boundaries can vote in the school bond election. This includes all of Bernalillo County and the Village of Corrales in Sandoval County.

The election is Tuesday, Feb. 2. Get a list of all voting sites.

What are voters deciding on? APS is seeking their approval of $575 million for a wide variety of capital improvement projects including:

  • Renovation and restoration of schools across the district
  • New technology for teaching and learning
  • Improved school safety and security
  • Charter school capital funding
  • Improved student transportation
    and more.

The funding would come in the form of a $375 million mill levy and $200 million in general obligation bonds that will NOT increase taxes!

If approved, the funding will be used as follows:

  • $316 million for renovating older schools and building new ones
  • $100 million for classroom technology
  • $58 million for charter schools
  • $5 million for student and teacher furniture
  • $3 million for ADA compliance.
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