Voting Information

Rio Rancho Municipal Election March 2018
Important Voting Dates

Download an absentee voter ballot here.

Voting Locations

Early Voting Will Be Available At:

Rio Rancho City Hall, 3200 Civic Center Circle, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday through Friday, from February 14, 2018 through March 02, 2018

Loma Colorado Main Library, 755 Loma Colorado Blvd., from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday through Friday, from February 14, 2018 through March 02, 2018

January 30, 2018

First day for absentee ballots may be mailed to voters, including voters who applications have been accepted and approved.

First day absentee ballots may be cast in person on paper ballots.

February 6, 2018

At 5:00 p.m. Sandoval County Clerk closes voter registration.

February 14, 2018

First day for early voting on voting machines in City Clerk’s Office.

March 2, 2018

Friday Immediately Preceding the Election

Last day absentee ballots can be mailed out

Last day to cast absentee/early ballots in person on paper or on machine (until 5:00 p.m.).

March 6, 2018

Election Day – Polls open from 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Rio Rancho Municipal Election March 6, 2018


Election Day Voting:
Voters on Election Day (March 06, 2018) will be able to cast their ballot at any of the following four polling locations, or voting convenience centers, that will be available. Voting convenience center locations on Election Day will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

1. Rio Rancho City Hall, 3200 Civic Center Circle NE, 87144

2. Meadowlark Senior Center, 4330 Meadowlark Lane, 87124

3. Mountain View Middle School, 4101 Montreal Loop NE, 87144

4. Soul Rio Community Church, 2003 Southern Blvd. SE, Suite 128-131, 87124


Bond Question


The March 6, 2018 ballot will include two bond questions. One question will be for a Road Bond and one will be for a Public Safety Bond.

City Of Rio Rancho’s Public Safety Vehicle and Equipment Needs 

Public Safety Bond                                                                              

The new, $4.1 million Public Safety Bond would go toward funding the much-needed replacement of old and aging vehicles and equipment, including approximately 50 police vehicles, 2 response trucks, an ambulance, and firefighting equipment.

Road Bond

The 2018 Road Bond is a continuation of a previous voter-approved road bond. If approved, the $10 million Road Bond would go toward funding the reconstruction or rehabilitation of roads in need of repair throughout Rio Rancho, including Rockaway  Blvd., Meadowlark Lane, Sundt Rd., Montreal Loop, Country Club Dr., and Abrazo Rd.

Here is Why We Need to Help the City & Fire Police Depts.                                                                                           

Current revenues are not keeping pace with local govt’s capital needs for public safety vehicle and apparatus replacement.                                                                                                                                          

Nearly 40% of the Police Dept.’s vehicles have more than 100,000 miles,  with close to an additional 20% likely reaching this level within the next year.

The Fire and Rescue Dept. has a water truck from 1989 that is out of service, a 1996  ladder truck with approx. 107,000 miles, a  2005 engine with nearly 130,000 miles, and a 2007 ambulance that is out of service.