Polls Open Tuesday For DAC Special Election

Jul 29, 2013

  Polls will open July 30th, 2013 from 7a.m. until 7p.m. for the Doña Ana County Special Election that asks voters a series of questions regarding public safety. 

Voters will decide the fate of three bond questions, and a gross receipts tax question.

Bond questions call for the approval of $6 million to construct and equip a new 911 center of operations for the Mesilla Valley Regional Dispatch Authority, $1 million for improvements at the Southern New Mexico Fairgrounds, and $800,000 to construct, equip, and furnish the court-hold animal facility.   

Voters also have a Gross Receipts Tax question on the ballot that asks approval of a Countywide Emergency Communications, and Emergency Medical and Behavioral Health Services Tax. Voters will be asked to approve adding one quarter to every $100 purchase in the county. Exempt from the tax are food and medical purchases.  

The tax would fund the operations of a 911 Dispatch Center, ambulance services throughout Doña Ana County, and also fund the operations of Doña Ana County Crisis Triage Center.  

Doña Ana County voters must be in line at any of the 39 Voting Convenience Centers on Tuesday, July 30th by 7p.m to cast their ballot for the special election.  

For a list of the voting convenience centers map please visit: