ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – In 101 of New Mexico’s 105 municipalities, the public came out Tuesday to help select mayors, councils and vote on amendments.
Albuquerque, Gallup, Las Cruces and Los Alamos did not hold elections Tuesday.
This was the first year there has been a central place to get election results. Secretary of State Dianna Duran announced her office will be providing returns for Tuesday’s election.
In Santa Fe, voters cast ballots to pick a mayor. The candidates were former Democratic Party Chair Javier Gonzales, City Councilor Patti Bushee and Bill Dimas.
There was also voting on a number of charter amendments. One amendment proposes to make the mayor of Santa Fe a full time employee with a full time salary.
The mayor’s job was also on the ballot in Rio Rancho, Corrales and Bernalillo.
In Rio Rancho, former mayors Jim Owen and Michael Williams vied for their old job along with newcomers Morgan Braden and Gregg Hull.
Voters would also decide three of Rio Rancho’s six city council seats.