Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Rio Rancho Schools, TVI Combine Elections.

Byline: Andrea Schoellkopf Journal Staff Writer

Albuquerque Technical Vocational Institute and Rio Rancho Public Schools have combined their elections this year.

"As far as I can see, this is going to alleviate the majority of problems we've had in the past," said Ema Archibeque-Dreher, administrative assistant to the Rio Rancho school district superintendent.

Previously, Rio Rancho voters living in the TVI district often were sent to two different polling places on election day, which this year is Feb. 6 for public schools and secondary institutions.

The confusion came after Rio Rancho became independent from the Albuquerque Public Schools system and began to use its own polling places for the elections. …

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