New Mexico Dates for School Elections Amendment (2014)

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Dates for School Elections Amendment
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Constitution:Constitutional amendment
Referred by:New Mexico Legislature
Topic:Elections and campaigns on the ballot
Status:On the ballot

The New Mexico Dates for School Elections Amendment is on the November 4, 2014 ballot in New Mexico as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment. The measure, upon voter approval, would mandate that school elections be held on different dates than partisan elections.[1]

The proposed amendment was sponsored in the New Mexico Legislature by Rep. James E. Smith (R-22) and Sen. Daniel Ivey-Soto (D-15) as House Joint Resolution 2.[2]

In 2008, New Mexicans voted on the School Elections Act, which allowed school elections to occur on the same date as partisan elections.

Text of measure

Ballot summary

The official ballot text reads as follows:

1. A Joint Resolution proposing to amend Article 7, Section 1 of the Constitution of New Mexico to provide that school elections shall be held at different times from partisan elections.

For ____________ Against ____________ [3]

—Office of the New Mexico Secretary of State, [4]

Path to the ballot

See also: Amending the New Mexico Constitution

According to Article XIX of the New Mexico Constitution, a simple majority was required in the legislature to refer the amendment to the ballot. HJR 2 was approved in the New Mexico House on February 14, 2014.[5] The amendment was approved in the New Mexico Senate on March 16, 2014.[6]

House vote

February 14, 2014 House vote

New Mexico HJR 2 House Vote
Approveda Yes 50 87.72%

Senate vote

March 16, 2014 Senate vote

New Mexico HJR 2 Senate Vote
Approveda Yes 40 100.00%

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