Capitan School Special Election

2023 Capitan School Special Election

All Mail Ballot Election- Ballots will be mailed to all registered voters of the School District, there will not be a polling location.

4/11/2023 - Books Closed (last day to register)
4/14/2023 – All Ballots mailed out- Please give the mail a few days to get to you.
5/9/2023 - Election Day- All Ballots must be received by the County Clerk’s office by 7:00 PM to be counted.

Please direct any questions pertaining to the election process to the County Clerk’s office @ (575)648-2394 x6.
Please direct any questions pertaining to the ballot question or funding to the Capitan Schools @ (575)354-8500.


“Shall the Board of Education of the Capitan Municipal School District No. 28, County of Lincoln, State of New Mexico, be authorized to impose a property tax of $2.00 on each $1,000.00 of net taxable value of the property allocated to the District under the Property Tax Code for the property tax years 2023, 2024, 2025, 2026 and 2027 for capital improvements in the District including payments made with respect to lease-purchase arrangements as defined in the Education Technology Equipment Act Chapter 6, Article 15A NMSA 1978, or the Public School Lease Purchase Act, Chapter 22, Article 26A NMSA 1978, but excluding any other debt service expenses, for: (1) erecting, remodeling, making additions to, providing equipment for or furnishing public school buildings and pre-kindergarten classroom facilities; (2) purchasing or improving public school or pre-kindergarten grounds; (3) maintenance of public school or pre-kindergarten grounds, including the purchasing or repairing of maintenance equipment and participating in the facility information management systems as required by the Public School Capital Outlay Act, NMSA 1978, Sections 22-24-1, et seq., and including payments under contracts with regional education cooperatives for maintenance support services and expenditures for technical training and certification for maintenance and facilities management personnel, but excluding salary expenses of District employees; (4) purchasing activity vehicles for transporting students to extracurricular school activities; (5) purchasing computer software and hardware for student use in public school classrooms; and (6) purchasing and installing education technology improvements, excluding salary expenses of District employees, but including tools used in the educational process that constitute learning and administrative resources, and that may also include: (a) satellite, copper and fiber-optic transmission; computer and network connection devices; digital communication equipment, including voice, video and data equipment; servers; switches; portable media devices, such as discs and drives to contain data for electronic storage and playback; and the purchase or lease of software licenses or other technologies and services, maintenance, equipment and computer infrastructure information, techniques and tools used to implement technology in schools and related facilities; and (b) improvements, alterations and modifications to, or expansions of, existing buildings or tangible personal property necessary or advisable to house or otherwise accommodate any of the tools listed in this paragraph?”