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All Municipal Elections are administered by the City Clerk's Office.
Any questions should be directed to City Clerk Renee Cantin @ 575-439-4205. 
Email Address: rcantin@ci.alamogordo.nm.us

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General Obligation Bond Information

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Exercise your RIGHT to VOTE!

2014 City of Alamogordo Regular Municipal Election
March 4, 2014


An Election will be held in the City of Alamogordo on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 for the purpose of electing a Mayor At-Large, two City Commissioners, and a Municipal Judge, considering the proposed city charter amendment question, and two General Obligation Bond questions. In only Districts 2 and 4 will the ballot contain a position for City Commissioner.  The election will be Citywide (Districts 1 through 6) and all ballots will contain the Municipal Infrastructure Gross Receipts Tax amendment question, and two bond questions. 

City Commissioner Positions

Any registered elector of the City of Alamogordo may be a candidate for the office of City Commissioner.  There was one day to file as a Candidate to be included on the ballot; that date will be Tuesday, January 7, 2014 BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 8:00 A.M. AND 5:00 P.M., AT THE OFFICE OF THE CITY CLERK.  There will be one additional day to file for office as a Write-In Candidate and that is on Tuesday, January 14, 2014, ALL PROSPECTIVE CANDIDATES ARE ENCOURAGED TO CONTACT THE CITY CLERK FOR CANDIDATE PACKETS.   The ballot will only provide a blank line for any certified write-in candidates.

 

Elected Officials

A.  One Mayor At-Large will be elected (for a 4-year term). The following are the candidates who have filed for the position in Alphabetical Order: 
1. 
Joe C. Ferguson
2. 
Susie A. Galea
3.  Robert G. Rentschler
4.  Paul “Chez” Sanchez

 

B.  Two City Commissioners (for a 4-year term) for the districts listed below along with the candidates who have filed for the positions in Alphabetical Order:

District Two (2)
Nadia A. Sikes

 District Four (4)
1.  Keith Duncan
2.  Joshua W. Rardin
3.  Jennifer Ann Turnbull

 

C.  Municipal Judge (for a 4-year term).  The candidates who filed for the position in Alphabetical Order are: 
1.  Christopher H. DeWitt
2.  Steven O. Lee
3.  Mike Rosales

 Municipal Infrastructure Gross Receipts Tax Question

 

Shall the City of Alamogordo continue to impose one-eighth of one percent (0.125%) Municipal Infrastructure Gross Receipts Tax until December 31, 2020, with the revenues from the tax being dedicated for economic development purposes?

 

FOR continuation of the tax                c

AGAINST continuation of the tax        c

General Obligation Bond Questions

A. Shall the City of Alamogordo, New Mexico, be authorized to issue its general obligation bonds, in one series or more, in an amount not exceeding $10,500,000 for the following purposes, said bonds to be payable from general (ad valorem) taxes (except to the extent other moneys are available therefore), and to bear interest and mature and to be issued upon such terms and conditions as the City Commission may determine:

  1. Shall the City of Alamogordo issue up to $6,000,000 of general obligation bonds, to be repaid from property taxes, for the purpose of building, beautifying, improving, acquiring, constructing, equipping and improving land and buildings for public parks and related recreational facilities?

(Project Includes: A family recreation center to be located at [Site 8, Mesa Village]

FOR Parks and Related Recreational Facilities General Obligation Bonds                                   c
AGAINST Parks and Related Recreational Facilities General Obligation Bonds                           c

                                   

  1. Shall the City of Alamogordo issue up to $4,500,000 of general obligation bonds, to be repaid from property taxes, to construct, repair, and otherwise improve streets and bridges?

(Project Includes: Realign and reconstruct the intersection of Florida Avenue and 1st Street)

FOR Streets and Bridges General Obligation Bonds                                                                   c
AGAINST Streets and Bridges General Obligation Bonds                                                           c

 

Non Resident Voting for G.O. Bond Question

A registered, nonresident municipal elector means any person who on the date of election, is a qualified, registered elector of Otero County but who is a resident of that portion of Otero County which is outside of the Alamogordo city limits, who has paid a property tax on property located within the City of Alamogordo during the year preceding the election and who has timely registered with the City Clerk of Alamogordo his or her intention to vote at the general obligation bond election by filing with the office of the City Clerk of Alamogordo a certificate of eligibility announcing his or her intention to vote at such election on the question of creating municipal debt.  A nonresident municipal elector must file a certificate of eligibility with the City Clerk on or after Friday, January 3, 2014, but no later than Tuesday, February 18, 2014 to be eligible to vote.

Voting Eligibility

 To be eligible to vote in this Election, you must be a registered elector whose registered address is within the City Limits of Alamogordo.  If you are not currently registered to vote, you must do so with the Otero County Clerk no later than 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 4, 2014. Since the registered voters within the boundaries of the districts elect the City Commissioners, it is particularly important for voters to be registered at the address where they presently reside.  If you have moved since the time you registered to vote, you should change your voter registration to reflect your current address. 

 Absentee & Early Voting

Absentee voting on paper ballots through the mail will be available for this election and can be obtained by contacting the office of the City Clerk.  Absentee voting applications can be mailed beginning at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 28, 2014, and Early Voting in person on electronic voting machines begins at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 12, 2014.  Absentee voting on paper ballots and Early Voting on voting machines ends at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 28, 2014.  

Absentee and Early Voting will be conducted in the Office of the City Clerk at City Hall, 1376 E. Ninth Street, during regular business hours, which are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  THERE WILL BE VOTING DURING THE NOON HOUR.

Voting Convenience Centers

Voting Convenience Centers will be used for the March 2014 Election.  The polling places for Districts 1 – 6 will be held at: the Sgt. Willie Estrada Memorial Civic Center, the Tays Special Events Center, and the Otero County Fairgrounds.  We encourage the citizens to contact either the City Clerk’s Office or the County Clerk’s Office on any election day to confirm where the polling places are.  We are confident this change will help with the voter turnout on Election Day. 

Election Results

4id you know…  You can join us on the evening of March 4th to learn the results of the Election.  Beginning at 7:00 p.m. when the polls close the Clerk’s office staff along with the Media, Candidates, Commission members, Staff, and Citizens gather at City Hall (1376 E. Ninth St.) in the Commission Chambers to learn what the results are.  We will be live on the 88.9 FM KHII Cloudcroft & 97.5 FM Alamogordo Radio and other radio stations who have not confirmed. . We also publish the unofficial Election Results on the City Website at http://ci.alamogordo.nm.us.


Questions/Comments should be directed to Reneé L. Cantin, City Clerk at 439-4205 or by email to: rcantin@ci.alamogordo.nm.us