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Ballots To Be Cast For School Board

Feb 2, 2015

New Mexico's school board elections occur on odd number years.
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Folks scattered throughout New Mexico will have the opportunity to cast their votes February 3rd in school board elections.

On Tuesday voters will elect school board members in 89 school districts across the state.

The non-partisan candidates must live in their district and be willing to serve a four year term without receiving payment for their work.

School boards hire superintendents, craft school policy and keep tabs on how a district's money is spent.

Voter turnout tends to be in the single digits for school board elections, partially because they aren’t scheduled at the same time as other national and statewide elections.

Polls open Tuesday at 7 am.

There are three contested seats in Albuquerque, New Mexico's largest school district.

Santa Fe has one contested seat while Taos has three.