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Posted: October 10, 2023

Voting Underway for Mill Levy, School Board Races

Election Day is Nov. 7.

Early voting for the Albuquerque Public Schools mill levy, Board of Education races, and other local matters is available at more than 20 locations until Saturday, Nov. 4. Most of those locations will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Election Day is Nov. 7. Successful candidates begin their four-year terms on Jan. 1.

The three APS board positions on the ballot this year are in Districts 1, 2, and 4.

  • Janelle Jaime Astorga, Verlando O. Coker, and Robert T. Trujillo are vying for the District 1 position. Board President Yolanda Montoya-Cordova, who currently holds the seat, is not seeking reelection.
  • In District 2, incumbent Peggy Muller-Aragón is running against Adrian R. Nogales and Ronalda K. Tome.
  • Vying for the District 4 spot are Heather R. Benavidez and Stephen J. Cecco. The position is currently held by board member Barbara Petersen who isn’t seeking another term.

Voters can brush up on candidate backgrounds and their positions on a variety of issues by reading Q&As at and watching the candidate forum on the APS Board of Education YouTube channel. Information on districts, voter registration, polling locations, the candidates, and more is available on the Board of Education election web page.

Two-mill Levy

Also on the Nov. 7 ballot will be a two-mill levy that would continue funding for maintenance throughout the district without raising the tax rate.

The mill levy would be a continuation of a tax already in place, not a new one.

The two-mill capital improvement tax measure would continue a property tax of $2 per each 1,000 of net taxable value for property within the APS district. The tax rate would remain the same.

Revenue from the two-mill levy helps pay for such things as maintenance, security, operations, technology, and musical instruments. If approved, the tax will provide capital revenue for the district through 2030.