Santa Fe special session cost lower than anticipated

SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – Even though Santa Fe voters turned down the soda tax in a May election we are learning new details.

According to the Santa Fe New Mexican city officials say the special election cost $59,000 lower than the estimated $90,000.

A big reason for the lower-than-expected cost is because city set up eight voting centers instead of the usual 12.

Nearly 20,000 thousand city residents and almost 38-percent of eligible voters cast their ballots. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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