Voters overwhelmingly rejected Albuquerque Public Schools’ two mill levy questions and a proposed bond that cumulatively would have raised their property tax bills by about 5 percent. The defeat plunges the district’s capital master plan into uncertainty.
According to unofficial results on Tuesday night that tabulated 99 percent of votes, all three questions on the ballot failed by wide margins. Jaime Diaz, deputy county clerk, said up to 900 ballots from Bernalillo County and some in Sandoval County still need to be processed, but he said those would not likely affect the results.
The first mill levy question, which would not have raised taxes, was voted down by 64 percent of those casting ballots. The second mill levy question and the bond, both of which would have resulted in higher property taxes, were voted down by 69 and 58 percent, respectively.