RESOLUTION AND PROCLAMATION OF REGULAR
SCHOOL DISTRICT ELECTION AND PUBLIC SCHOOL
CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS TAX ELECTION
WHEREAS, the Board of Education of the Raton Public School District No. 11 (“Board” and “District,” respectively), in the County of Colfax and the State of New Mexico, has determined that a regular school district election and a public school capital improvements tax election (“Election”) be held on the 7th day of February, 2017, pursuant to the School Election Law, NMSA 1978, §§ 1-22-1 through 1-22-19, and the Public School Capital Improvements Act, NMSA 1978, §§ 22-25-1 through 22-25-11;
WHEREAS, the Board has determined that two (2) positions on the Board are to be filled at the Election by submitting to the qualified electors of the District the names of the candidates qualified to appear on the ballot for election to such positions;
WHEREAS, the persons who desire to fill such positions on the Board shall be required to file declarations of candidacy or declarations to be a write-in candidate, all in accordance with the School Election Law; and
WHEREAS, pursuant to § 22-25-3, the Board has determined and does hereby determine that there should be submitted to the electorate at the Election the question of whether or not a property tax of $2.00 per each $1,000.00 of net taxable value of property allocated to the District under the Property Tax Code, NMSA 1978, Chap. 7, Arts. 35 through 38, should be imposed for the property tax years 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022, for the purpose of capital improvements in the District; and
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE RATON PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 11, CONSTITUTING THE GOVERNING BODY OF SAID DISTRICT, IN THE COUNTY OF COLFAX AND THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO:
Section 1. On the 7th day of February 2017, there will be held in theRaton Public School District No. 11, County of Colfax, New Mexico, a regular school district election for the purpose of submitting to the registered qualified electors of the District the names of the candidates for the two (2) positions to be filled on the Board and a public school capital improvements tax election for the purpose of submitting to the registered qualified electors of the District the question of whether or not a property tax should be imposed for the purpose of capital improvements in the District.
Section 2. At the Election, the following at-large positions on the Board shall be determined by the registered qualified electors of the District:
Position 2: for a four-year term commencing March 1, 2017.
Arthur J. Armijo
Patrick T. Dyer
Position 3: for a four-year term commencing March 1, 2017.
Jason P. Phillips
Robert L. Gonzales
Section 3. A declaration of candidacy for a position on the Board to be filled at the Election shall be filed with the Colfax County Clerk, the proper filing officer, during the period commencing at 9:00 a.m. on December 20, 2016, being the third Tuesday in December, and ending at 5:00 p.m. on the same day, pursuant to § 1-22-7.
Section 4. In making a declaration of candidacy, each candidate for a position on the Board to be filled at the Election shall submit a sworn statement of intent in substantially the form provided in § 1-22-8.
Section 5. A person who desires to be a write-in candidate for a position on the Board to be filled at the Election shall file with the Colfax County Clerk, a declaration of intent to be a write-in candidate before 5:00 p.m. on January 3, 2017, being the thirty-fifth (35th) day preceding the date of the Election, pursuant to Section 1-22-18(C).
Section 6. At the Election, the following question also shall be submitted to the qualified registered electors of the District:
PUBLIC SCHOOL CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS (2 MILL) TAX QUESTION
Shall the Board of Education of the Raton Public School District No. 11, County of Colfax, State of New Mexico, be authorized to impose a property tax of $2.00 on each $1,000.00 of net taxable value of the property allocated to the District under the Property Tax Code for the property tax years 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022, for capital improvements in the District including payments made with respect to lease-purchase arrangements as defined in the Education Technology Equipment Act [Chapter 6, Article 15A NMSA 1978] or the Public School Lease Purchase Act [Chapter 22, Article 26A NMSA 1978] but excluding any other debt service expenses, for: erecting, remodeling, making additions to, providing equipment for or furnishing public school buildings; purchasing or improving public school grounds; maintenance of public school buildings or public school grounds, including the purchasing or repairing of maintenance equipment, participating in the facility information management system as required by the Public School Capital Outlay Act and including payments under contracts with regional education cooperatives for maintenance support services and expenditures for technical training and certification for maintenance and facilities management personnel, but excluding salary expenses of District employees; purchasing activity vehicles for transporting students to extracurricular school activities; or purchasing computer software and hardware for student use in public school classrooms?
Section 7. The tax contemplated by the capital improvements tax question shall be in addition to any tax imposed to pay debt service on any outstanding bonds or for any other purpose. Such capital improvements tax shall be authorized pursuant to the Capital Improvements Tax Act.
Section 8. A person is a qualified elector of the District if on the day of the Election he or she is a citizen of the United States, at least 18 years of age, and a resident of the District. In order to vote, qualified electors of the District must have previously registered with the Colfax County Clerk or any voter registration agent, in accordance with law. Any qualified elector of the District who is not now registered and who wishes to vote at the Election should register prior to 5:00 p.m. on January 10, 2017, being the twenty-eighth (28th) day immediately preceding the Election, during regular business hours and days of business, at the office of the Colfax County Clerk at the Colfax County Courthouse, in Raton, New Mexico, or by any voter registration agent at a designated agency, as provided in NMSA 1978, §§ 1-4-48 and 1-4-49.
Section 9. The polls for the Election will be open between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. on the day of the Election.
Section 10. The Voting Districts for the Election shall be as follows:
____ Election Precinct_____
|1*||11, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16|
|2*||10, 17, 18 and 19, and those portions of 5 that fall within the District
|3*||20, 21 and 22|
* Qualified electors residing in Board Member District 1, 2 or 3 may vote at the following polling locations:
Raton Convention Center
Raton, New Mexico
St. Patrick’s-St. Joseph’s Parish Home
Raton, New Mexico
Absentee voting will be as described in Section 12 herein.
Section 11. Voting on the day of the Election shall be by a voting system defined in NMSA 1978, § 1-9-1(B). At least one voting system shall be used at the polling place for each Voting District.
Section 12. Pursuant to the Absent Voter Act, NMSA 1978, §§ 1-6-1 through 1-6-18, the Absent Voter Precinct Act, NMSA 1978, §§ 1-6-19 through 1-6-23, and § 1-22-19, qualified, registered electors may also vote absentee at the office of the Colfax County Clerk during regular hours and days of business, from 8:00 a.m. on January 13, 2017, being the twenty-fifth (25th) day preceding the Election, until 5:00 p.m. on February 3, 2017, being the Friday immediately prior to the Election. Pursuant to the Uniform Military and Overseas Voters Act, NMSA 1978, §§ 1-6B-1 through 1-6B-17, a federal qualified voter or overseas voter may vote absentee as provided in that law. Absentee voting shall be by paper ballot, pursuant to §§ 1-6-8, 1-6-9, and 1-22-19, or by the procedures authorized by the Uniform Military and Overseas Voters Act.
OFICIALES DE ELECION
Febrero 7, 2017
Election Day Polling Officials – Raton Convention Center
Robert P. Romero – Presiding Judge
Linda Caldarelli – Election Judge
Louise Morgan – Election Judge
Carlos Quintana – Election Clerk
Election Day Polling Officials – St. Patrick/St. Joseph’s Parish Hall
Valarie Romero – Presiding Judge
- Colleen Grogran – Election Judge
Cecilia Turner – Election Judge
Nancy Paulich – Election Clerk
Iva Modrich, Presiding Judge
Renee LeDoux, Election Judge
Julie Kelley, Election Judge
Daniella Turner, Election Clerk
Rayetta M. Trujillo
Escribana de Condado de Colfax
Done this 26th Day of January, 2017.