Thursday, September 5, 2013

Municipal Election Season Begins

As Albuquerque voters get ready to go to the polls to elect a mayor and half of the city council in October, municipal election season began Tuesday in Santa Fe and other cities and towns around the state.

In Santa Fe, eight people picked up candidate packets to run for mayor, while eleven others are beginning the process of running for four city council seats. Candidates have until November 5 (remember, remember) to gather petition signatures, then officially declare their candidacies on December 3. Election Day is March 4.

As we have repeatedly blogged, crowded fields like these are the exact reason voters approved Ranked Choice Voting. It is almost certain that the victors in the mayors race and some council races will win without a majority of votes, meaning that more people will have preferred someone other than the victor! Time will tell...

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