March 6, 2012 Municipal Election
Those filing their declaration of candidacy by the Jan. 10, 2012, deadline and receiving certification from the Office of the City Clerk as eligible candidates include:
- District 1 City Councilor, Four-Year Term
Michael J. Williams
- District 4 City Councilor, Four-Year Term
Roberta M. Radosevich
Mark S. Scott
Steven L. Shaw
- District 6 City Councilor, Four-Year Term
Helene Joy Apper
Kathleen M. Colley
Also on the March 6 ballot will be nine questions pertaining to proposed city Charter amendments. See below for proposition 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34 and 35. Charter amendment questions originate from a citizen Charter Review Committee that submitted recommendations to the Rio Rancho Governing Body for consideration and approval to be placed on the ballot.
View Proposition 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34 and 35 (MS Word / PDF).
Election Day Voting
Voters on Election Day, March 6, 2012, will be able to cast their ballot at any of four polling locations, or voting convenience centers, that will be available. Voting convenience center locations on Election Day will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and will include:
- Rio Rancho City Hall, 3200 Civic Center Circle
- Meadowlark Senior Center, 4330 Meadowlark Lane
- Mountain View Middle School, 4101 Montreal Loop
- Soul Rio Community Church, 2003 Southern Blvd.
Early and Absentee Voting
Early voting will be conducted at Rio Rancho City Hall during the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, from Feb. 15 through March 2, 2012.
Applications for absentee ballots can only be obtained from Rio Rancho's Office of the City Clerk beginning Jan. 31, 2012. Absentee ballot applications must be completed and accepted by the Office of the City Clerk by 5 p.m. on March 2, 2012.
Completed absentee ballots can be returned to the Office of the City Clerk via mail, in person by the voter casting the absentee ballot, by a member of the voter's immediate family, or by the caregiver to the voter until 7 p.m. on March 6, 2012.
Absentee ballots may be marked in person in the Office of the City Clerk at Rio Rancho City Hall during the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, from Jan. 31 through March 2, 2012.
City of Rio Rancho residents 18 years of age and older who wish to vote and are not already registered to vote, must register with their respective county clerk's office no later than 5 p.m. on Feb. 7, 2012.
For more information about registering to vote, the Sandoval County Clerk's office can be reached at (505) 867-7572, or on the Sandoval County website. The Bernalillo County Clerk's office can be reached at (505) 468-1290, or on the Bernalillo County website.
Those who have questions regarding absentee, early and Election Day voting can contact Rio Rancho's Office of the City Clerk at (505) 891-5004.
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