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2023 Capital Election

November 2023 Mill Levy Election Overview

On November 7, 2023, APS District voters will be asked to ratify continuing the Public Schools Capital Improvements tax. (SB-9 Mill Levy) that will begin in tax year 2025 through tax year 2030. This will be a re-authorization of the current 6-year Public School Mill Levy that was approved by voters in November 2019 and will expire in 2024. This reauthorization if approved will result in property tax rates staying the same and will not result in a tax increase.

The election is being held 2 years before the expiration of the current authorization due to changes in NM election law in 2018 that require school district elections to occur in November of non-general election odd years (2024 is a general election year).

It is estimated that approval of this mill levy will generate $264,673,790 over 6 years starting in tax year 2025 through tax year 2030. 

When will the Election be held?

As part of the regular local election to be held Tuesday, November 7, 2023. Absentee voting will begin October 10, 2023. Early voting will begin October 21 to November 4, 2023.

Who can vote?

All registered voters living within the Albuquerque Public Schools District are eligible to vote in the November 7, 2023 School Mill Levy Election. This includes all of the city of Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, and the Village of Corrales in Sandoval County.

What is being voted on?

One question: Calling for the question of continuing the public school capital improvements tax.

Major Functions/Projects that passage of the School Mill Levy Election of 2023 will make possible for 144 APS Schools and 50 Charter Schools

  1. School Facility Maintenance including roofs, Heating & Cooling, and old water pipe replacement
  2. School Security/safety equipment/upgrades for all Schools, Students & teachers
  3. School Library Equipment
  4. School Student & Teacher classroom furniture
  5. School Student & Teacher Learning Informational Technology (includes student/teacher computers and learning devices)
  6. American Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance upgrades for all schools
  7. Artificial Turf/Water and Energy Conservation upgrades for all schools
  8. School Music/Fine Arts Instruments & Equipment for all schools
  9. School Physical Education Equipment for all schools
  10. Career Technical Education (CTE) tools/equipment for all schools
  11. Funding for all APS area Charter Schools Facilities & Equipment

Major Impacts that passage of the School Mill Levy  Election of 2023 will have on the community

  • Give teachers and students the facilities and equipment they need for high academic outcomes
  • Provide safe equitable school facilities all over the district
  • Enhance safety and security at all our schools
  • Maintain all our schools and safeguard taxpayer investments and community assets
  • Provide jobs and economic stimulus, especially in the local construction sector
  • Maintain current levels of taxation for property owners