Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Flood Board Eyes Bond Vote.(West Side Journal)

Byline: Joshua Akers Journal Staff Writer

A meeting of flood control directors Tuesday focused on how to sell an upcoming $6 million bond election to voters.

The election schedule for Oct. 23 would authorize the Southern Sandoval County Arroyo Flood Control Authority to sell the bonds over a four-year period.

Around 30,000 voters will begin receiving ballots by mail in October.

SSCAFCA directors chose to use the mail-in procedure to increase voter turnout.

"We had less than a 6 percent turnout last election at the poles," said William "Dub" Yarbrough, chairman of the flood authority. "The point of doing this is for a better turnout. …

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