Official Election Results

The official result from the city of Rio Rancho’s Aug. 20, 2013, special municipal election is:

  Absentee/Early   
   Polls    
  Total   
For Reduction of Municipal Higher Education Facilities Gross Receipts Tax
824
1,656
 2,480
Against Reduction of Municipal Higher Education Facilities Gross Receipts Tax
 1,374
 2,237
 3,611
View signed certification of canvass (searchable PDF) for Aug. 20, 2013, special municipal election result.

Ballot Question


"Shall the City of Rio Rancho reduce the rate of Municipal Higher Education Facilities Gross Receipts Tax approved by voters on March 4, 2008, currently imposed at the rate of one-fourth (1/4) of one percent (1%) to the rate of one-eighth (1/8) of one percent (1%)?"

Voter Turnout


Of the 56,859 registered voters who could have cast a ballot in this special election, 6,091 or 10.7 percent voted.

What Election Result Means


Because voters did not approve reducing the Municipal Higher Education Facilities Gross Receipts Tax at this special election, there will be no reduction in the current, overall city Gross Receipts Tax rate of 7.4375 percent.

As previously and publicly communicated by District 1 City Councilor Chuck Wilkins, because voters did not approve reducing the Municipal Higher Education Facilities Gross Receipts Tax at this election, the councilor will not sponsor an ordinance seeking Governing Body approval to put into place a new 1/8 of 1 percent Gross Receipts Tax specifically dedicated to public safety (police and fire/emergency medical services) using an available Municipal Hold Harmless Gross Receipts Tax increment.

Questions
For election-related questions, please call the Rio Rancho Office of the City Clerk at (505) 891-5004.

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