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Tue Mar 28, 2017, 11:07 AM

Big shift looms for local governments, school boards

SANTA FE – One school board election attracted no voters, not even the candidates themselves.

Other elections have had just a few dozen ballots cast.

But a proposal awaiting Gov. Susana Martinez’s signature – or veto – would reshape the political landscape for school boards, conservancy districts, cities and other nonpartisan local governments in New Mexico.

Their elections for candidates and questions would be consolidated onto one ballot and head before voters at the same time – in November of odd-numbered years.

Read more: https://www.abqjournal.com/974447/proposal-would-boost-voter-turnout-for-school-conservancy-votes.html

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Tue Mar 28, 2017, 11:16 AM

1. This actually makes sense.

This is the way Connecticut does it, or at least how it was before I moved to RI. The local/municipal/county elections are held in odd years, state exec & legislative elections in the even year between presidential elections. The only odd thing is consolidating ballot questions. Usually those are placed on the ballot in the next available election.

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