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It’s Called Voting
You should try it sometimeWherein we premasticate and kiss-feed informative political nourishment to our dear readers. Scope the Alibi’s 2013 mayoral election digest before heading to the polls.
Mayor McCheeseThe race for Mayor of Albuquerque is by far this election's most exciting issue … and it isn't even that exciting.
The Name is Bond
This year, 10 General Obligation Bonds will appear on the Ballot. These bonds represent a debt incurred by the city to fund improvements. The city has to pay them back with interest, but they don't result in property tax increases, so there's generally no reason to vote against them. Stuff has to get done.
Take Your Own Council
As Albuquerque's legislative branch, our nine City Councilors serve four-year terms and collectively adopt the ordinances and resolutions aka laws that govern our city. Roughly half of them are up for reelection every two years. In this election, councilors for Districts 1, 2, 3, 5, 7 and 9 are on the chopping block. A tip for voters: You only get to vote in your own District's Council race, so refer to our handy map and read on at your own peril, lest you clog your brain with pointless information.