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Statutes > New-mexico > Chapter-6 > Article-15 > Section-6-15-26

6-15-26. Bond elections.

A.     Each proposition to issue bonds shall be submitted by a single set of ballots to all voters of the municipality, school district, county, junior college district or branch community college district, but the Bond Election Act [6-15-23 NMSA 1978] does not prevent the submission of more than one proposition on the same ballot.   

B.     The ballots shall be deposited in one ballot box for each polling place at any bond election and the vote shall be cast, counted, returned and canvassed so that the board can determine the total number of votes cast at each election for and against each bond proposition.   

C.     The Bond Election Act does not prevent any board from using one or more voting machines at any polling place for any bond election if the vote is cast, counted, returned and canvassed and the election otherwise is conducted in a manner which is consistent with the Bond Election Act.   

D.     Except as expressly provided in the Bond Election Act, any bond election shall be called, conducted and canvassed pursuant to applicable statutes governing elections for the bonds, provided, however, absentee ballot provisions in the Election Code [1-1-1 NMSA 1978] governing regular elections of the board shall apply. A bond election called by a municipality shall be called, conducted and canvassed pursuant to the applicable provisions of the Municipal Election Code [3-8-1 NMSA 1978] and the absentee ballot provisions of the Municipal Election Code shall apply, provided, however, that the provisions of this act and any applicable statutes governing elections for the bonds shall supersede the Municipal Election Code in the event of a conflict.