New Mexico Dates for School Elections Amendment (2014)
|Dates for School Elections 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.
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
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.
—Office of the New Mexico Secretary of State, 
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. The amendment was approved in the New Mexico Senate on March 16, 2014.
February 14, 2014 House vote
|New Mexico HJR 2 House Vote|
March 16, 2014 Senate vote
|New Mexico HJR 2 Senate Vote|
- New Mexico Legislature, "Text of HJR 2: School Election Timing, CA," accessed April 3, 2014
- New Mexico Legislature, "Status of HJR 2: School Election Timing, CA," accessed April 3, 2014
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
- New Mexico Secretary of State, "Constitutional Amendments," accessed April 3, 2014
- New Mexico Legislature, "HJR 2 Final House Passage," accessed April 3, 2014
- New Mexico Legislature, "HJR 2 Final Senate Passage," accessed April 3, 2014
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