On Election Day, the unofficial election results will be posted on the City's website as they are available, and no early than 7 p.m.
Last day for Local Canvassing Board to canvass election results - Friday, March 15, 2024. If run-off not required, certified candidates take oath of office and begin term – Monday, April 1, 2024.
If no candidate for municipal office receives over 50% of the total vote through the regular election, a run-off election is required for that seat between the two highest voter getters in the regular election. 1-22-16, NMSA 1978 and §30.30, R.O. 2003. The City of Rio Rancho requires a top-two run-off election to be conducted. If a run-off election is required it will occur on Tuesday, April 9, 2024.
Candidates subject to a run-off election do not have to fill out additional declaration of candidacy paperwork, however are responsible for disclosing campaign finance activity during this timeframe.
Absentee, early and Election Day voting will be available during the run-off election.