Election results canvassed by commission

It's official. Quay County Commissioners completed a canvass Friday of the Nov. 6 2012 General Election and certified all results.

Some 63 percent of the county's registered voters cast ballots in the election.

"This is the highest level of participation in an election since I started," said Quay County Clerk Ellen White.

White said about 53 percent of registered Quay County voters participated in 2008. White said having a central polling location for voters has

contributed to the higher number of participating voters.

Commissioner Robert Lopez said a voter convenience center at the Tucumcari Convention Center seems to be going over well with the public.

Commissioners also:

  • Approved leasing two blades for road maintenance at $2, 275

each for 84 months.

  • Heard that seven bids have been submitted for the repairs on the courthouse

roof. County Manager, Richard Primrose said engineers are

reviewing the bids. He said the issue with the project being done in

the winter is the weather and holiday scheduling.

  • Discussed an animal control ordinance. Primrose said the committee for the ordinance met and agreed upon the drafting of a new ordinance. He said the

ordinance will be advertised in the Quay County Sun and a public

meeting will be held on Nov. 26.

Official results of the Quay County General Election Ballot:

Total voters: 3,725

President/Vice President

Barack Obama/Joe Biden, Democratic 1,384

Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan, Republican 2,202

Virgil Goode/Jim Clymer, Constitution 8

Gary Johnson/James P. Gray, Libertarian 97

Ross C. "Rocky" Anderson/Luis J. Rodriguez, New Mexico Independent 13

Jill Stein/Cheri Honkala, Green 4

United States Senator

Martin T. Heinrich, Democratic 1.385

Heather A. Wilson, Republican 2,104

Jon Ross Barrie, Independent American 150

U.S. Representative

Ben R. Lujan, Democratic 1,678

Jefferson L. Byrd, Republican 1,924

Justice of the Supreme Court

Barbara J. Vigil, Democratic 1,530

Paul J. Kennedy, Republican 1,948

Judge of the Court of Appeals

M. Monica Zamora, Democratic 1,537

J. Miles Hanisee, Republican 1,924

State Senator, District 7

John Patrick Woods, Republican 1,935

State Senator, District 8

Pete Campos, Democratic 564

State Representative, District 67

Dennis J. Roch, Republican 2,746

District Attorney, 10th Judicial District

Timothy Lee Rose, Democratic 2,630

Public Education Commission

Carolyn Kennedy Shearman, Democratic 2, 280

County Commissioner, District 1

Sue Dowell, Democratic 2,068

Wendell J. Smith, Independent 1,363

County Commissioner, District 2

Michael W. Cherry, Republican 2,672

County Clerk

Veronica Olguin Marez, Democratic 2,574

County Treasurer

Nadine K. Angel, Democratic 2,685

Election of Non-Partisan Judges

Shall Richard C. Bosson be retained as Supreme Court Justice?

Yes 2,143

No 834

Shall Roderick T. Kennedy be retained as Supreme Court Justice?

Yes 2,192

No 791

Shall Michael Vigil be retained as Supreme Court Justice?

Yes 2,034

No 939

Constitutional Amendments

Amendment 1: Proposing an amendment to Article 6, Section 32 of the

Constitution of New Mexico to provide for two additional members to sit on

the judicial standards commission, a municipal judge and a public member.

For 1,762

Against 1,349

Amendment 2: Proposing an amendment to Article 11, Section 1 of the

Constitution of New Mexico to increase the qualifications for public

regulation commissioners.

For 2,235

Against 854

Amendment 3: Proposing to amend Article 11, Section 2 of the Constitution of

New Mexico and to enact a new section of Article 11 to remove authority to

charter and regulate corporations from the public regulation commission and

provide authority to charter corporations to the secretary of state.

For 1,261

Against 1,709

Amendment 4: Proposing to amend Article 11 of the Constitution of New Mexico

to remove the regulation of insurance companies and others engaged in risk

assumption from the public regulation commission and place it under a

superintendent of insurance appointed by the insurance nominating committee

as provided by law.

For 1,259

Against 1,771

Amendment 5: Proposing an amendment to Article 6 of the Constitution of New

Mexico to add a new section that provides for the organization of an

independent public defender department.

For 1,531

Against 1,459

Bond questions

Bond Question A: The 2012 Capital Projects General Obligation Bond Act

authorizes the issuance and sale of senior citizen facility improvement,

construction and equipment acquisition bonds. Shall the state be authorized

to issue general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed ten million

three hundred thirty-five thousand dollars ($10,335,000) to make capital

expenditures for certain senior citizen facility improvement, construction

and equipment acquisition projects and provide for a general property tax

imposition and levy for the payment of principal of, interest on and

expenses incurred in connection with the issuance of the bonds and the

collection of the tax as permitted by law?

For 1,703

Against 1,399

Bond Question B: The 2012 Capital Projects General Obligation Bond Act

authorizes the issuance and sale of library acquisition and construction

bonds. Shall the state be authorized to issue general obligation bonds in

an amount not to exceed nine million eight hundred thirty thousand dollars

($9,830,000) to make capital expenditures for academic, public school,

tribal and public library resource acquisitions and construction and provide

for a general property tax imposition and levy for the payment of principal

of, interest on and expenses incurred in connection with the issuance of the

bonds and the collection of the tax as permitted by law?

For 1,659

Against 1,440

Bond Question C: The 2012 Capital Projects General Obligation Bond Act

authorizes the issuance and sale of higher education and special schools

capital improvement and acquisition bonds. Shall the state be authorized to

issue general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed one hundred twenty

million dollars ($120,000,000) to make capital improvements and acquisitions

for certain higher education and special schools and provide for a general

property tax imposition and levy for the payment of principal of, interest

on and expenses incurred in connection with the issuance of the bonds and

the collection of the tax as permitted by law?

For 1,894

Against 1,300

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