Special Election (9/19) on the Imposing of the Additional 1/16th GRT

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July 27, 2017

THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF SANTA FE COUNTY RESOLUTION NO. 2017-72

The Board of County Commissioners called a Special Election to be held on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 (“Election Day”), for the purpose of submitting to the registered qualified electors of Santa Fe County, New Mexico, the question of whether the Additional One-Sixteenth of the County Gross Receipts Tax shall be imposed on any person engaging in business in Santa Fe County, for the privilege of engaging in business in Santa Fe County.

Ballot Question

THE ADDITIONAL ONE-SIXTEENTH OF THE COUNTY GROSS RECEIPTS TAX QUESTION

Shall there be imposed on any person engaging in business in Santa Fe County, for the privilege of engaging in business in Santa Fe County, an excise tax equal to one-sixteenth of one percent (.0625%) of the gross receipts reported or required to be reported by the person pursuant to the New Mexico Gross Receipts and Compensating Tax Act as it now exists or as it may be amended and to be known as the Additional One-Sixteenth of the County Gross Receipts Tax, revenue from which shall be dedicated to the following purposes: (a) capital, maintenance, and operating expenditures for the Sheriff’s Office, Fire Department, Corrections Division, and behavioral health services; and (b) the payment of the principal, interest on, and other costs, including costs of issuance, related to revenue bonds issued for any purpose?

FOR THE ADDITIONAL 1/16TH OF THE COUNTY GROSS RECEIPTS TAX _____
AGAINST THE ADDITIONAL 1/16TH OF THE COUNTY GROSS RECEIPTS TAX ____

From Resolution 2017 - 72

On June 27, 2017, the Board of County Commissioners (Board) of Santa Fe County adopted Ordinance No. 2017-5, An Ordinance Adopting A County Gross Receipts Tax, which would impose on any person engaging in business in Santa Fe County, for the privilege of engaging in business in Santa Fe County, an excise tax equal to one-sixteenth of one percent (.0625%) of the gross receipts reported or required to be reported by the person pursuant to the New Mexico Gross Receipts and Compensating Tax Act as it now exists or as it may be amended; and
WHEREAS, such tax would be imposed pursuant to the County Local Option Gross Receipts Taxes Act as it now exists or as it may be amended and would be known as the “Additional One-Sixteenth of the County Gross Receipts Tax" and
WHEREAS, in Section 5 of Ordinance No. 2017-5, the Board selected the positive referendum option in Section 7-20E-3(A)(2) NMSA 1978, pursuant to which Ordinance No. 2017-5 will not go into effect until after an election is held and a simple majority of the registered voters of Santa Fe County voting on the question votes in favor of imposing the Additional One-Sixteenth of the County Gross Receipts Tax; 

Additional Information

Consolidation of Precincts

Precincts shall be consolidated for the Special Election. The polls, except the absentee precinct, for the Special Election will be open between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. on Election Day.  Every polling place for the Special Election is a voting convenience center. This means that any Santa Fe County qualified registered elector may vote at any polling place/voting convenience center on Election Day, regardless of the precinct in which the qualified registered elector resides. In other words, a voter does not have to vote at a polling place/voting convenience center located within the voter’s consolidated precinct on Election Day but, rather, can vote at any polling place/voting convenience center.

Polling Place(s)/Voting Convenience Center(s)/Voting Information 

Tony E. Quintana Elementary
20 E Sombrillo Road Highway 106
La Tierra Fire Station
6 Arroyo Calabasas Rd.
St. John's Methodist Church
1200 Old Pecos Trail
Benny J Chavez Community Center
354 A Juan Medina Rd.
Montezuma Lodge
431 Paseo de Peralta
Salazar Elementary School
1231 Apache Ave.
San Ildefonso Pueblo Visitor Center
74 Povi Kaa Dr.
Atalya Elementary
721 Camino Cabra
Chaparral Elementary School
2451 Avenida Chaparral
Pojoaque Middle School
1797 State Road 502
Glorieta Fire Station
43 Fire Station Rd.
Christian Life Church
121 Siringo Rd.
Nambe Community Center
180 A State Road 503
Acequia Madre Elementary School
700 Acequia Madre
Santa Fe County Fair Building
3229 Rodeo Rd.
Tesuque Elementary School
1555 Bishop's Lodge Rd.
Gonzales Elementary School
851 W. Alameda St.
El Camino Real Academy
2500 S Meadows Rd.
Nina Otero Community School
5901 Herrera Dr.
La Cienega Community Center
136 Camino San Jose
Turquoise Trail Elementary School
13 A San Marcos Loop
St. Joseph's Parish Hall
2 E. Waldo St.
Hondo Fire Station # 2
645 Old Las Vegas Hwy.
Max Coll Corridor Community Center
16 Avenida Torreon
Stanley Cyclone Center
22 W. Kinsell Ave.
South Mountain Elementary School
577 State Road 344
Edgewood Elementary School
171 State Road 344
Amy Biehl Community School
301 Avenida del Sur
   

 

No ballot on the Additional One-Sixteenth of the County Gross Receipts Tax Question shall be received unless, on Election Day, the person offering to vote is a registered, qualified elector of Santa Fe County. The registration books of Santa Fe County shall be closed by the County Clerk at 5:00 p.m. on August 22, 2017, except as otherwise provided by law. Any person otherwise eligible to vote as a qualified elector and not currently registered may register prior to such time at the Office of the County Clerk, Santa Fe County, New Mexico.

All registered qualified electors in Santa Fe County, New Mexico, shall be entitled to vote at the Special Election.

Absentee Ballots

Applications for absentee ballots may be obtained from the Santa Fe County Clerk’s Office, 102 Grant Avenue, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Completed applications for absentee ballots must be received by the Santa Fe County Clerk’s Office no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 15, 2017. Absentee ballots may be marked in person at the Santa Fe County Clerk’s Office, 102 Grant Avenue, Santa Fe, New Mexico, during the regular hours and days of business beginning on August 22, 2017, and ending on Saturday, September 16, 2017. Absentee ballots may be marked in person between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 16, 2017. With regard to absentee ballots not marked in person at the Santa Fe County Clerk’s Office, completed official mailing envelopes shall be accepted by the County Clerk until 7:00 p.m. on Election Day.

Early Voting

On the days and times listed below, early voters may vote in person beginning on September 2, 2017, until September 16, 2017, at the Santa Fe County Clerk’s Office, Santa Fe County Administrative Building, 102 Grant Avenue, Santa Fe, New Mexico, and at the following alternate early voting locations or such other alternate early voting locations as may be publicly fixed by the County Clerk:

  • Pojoaque Satellite Office, 5 West Gutierrez, Suite 9, Pojoaque, New Mexico
  • Santa Fe County Fair Building, 3229 Rodeo Rd., Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Max Coll Corridor Community Center, 16 Avenida Torreon, Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Edgewood Fire Station, 1 Municipal Way, Edgewood, New Mexico
  • Christian Life Church, 121 Siringo Rd., Santa Fe, New Mexico.

The County Clerk's Office will be open for early voting during regular County business hours. Alternate early voting locations will be open for early voting from noon until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday - Friday and from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Saturdays or such other hours as may be publicly fixed by the County Clerk.