*Runoff election required for District 1 between the highest and second-highest vote-getter
Road Bond Question
“Shall the City of Rio Rancho issue up to $9,000,000 of general obligation bonds, to be repaid from property taxes, for the purpose of designing, constructing, repairing, preserving, rehabilitating, enhancing and otherwise improving roads?”
Because no candidate received more than 50 percent of the total votes cast in the regular municipal election for City Council Districts 1 and 6, a runoff election is necessary per municipal code.
In the runoff election, the candidates will be:
District 1 City Councilor
David L. Bency
Lonnie F. Clayton
The runoff election will be held between 35 days to 45 days after the canvass (tentatively scheduled for April 12) of the regular election is completed. The runoff election date will be set by vote of the Rio Rancho Governing Body at their March 9 regular meeting.
Canvass of Election Results
The March 1 unofficial election results were canvassed by Sandoval County Magistrate Court Judge Richard L. Zanotti and certified as official on Friday, March 4. View official canvass in searchable PDF.
Of the 56,504 registered voters who could have cast a ballot in the March 1 regular and special municipal elections, 5,647 or 9.99 percent voted.
At 6 p.m. on Monday, March 7 at Rio Rancho City Hall, the following will be officially sworn in and take office:
The public is invited to attend the ceremony.
For election questions, please call the Office of the City Clerk at (505) 891-5004. Rio Rancho City Hall is located at 3200 Civic Center Circle.