Here’s what you need to know about today’s election in ABQ

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Albuquerque at sunset. (photo cc info)

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Albuquerque at sunset. (photo cc info)

Voters in Albuquerque go to the polls today to elect two city councilors and decide on several ballot measures, including a proposed tax increase to fund the BioPark.

Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. You can find a list of candidates, your polling place, and other information on the city’s website.

Here’s some context from the Albuquerque Journal:

Two City Council seats are up for election – enough to determine whether Republicans can reclaim the 5-4 edge they held throughout most of Mayor Richard Berry’s six-year tenure. The mayor is also a Republican.

Democrats, in turn, have a chance to push their narrow majority to a 6-3 advantage – enough to override mayoral vetoes – if they can defeat the council’s longest-serving member, Republican Brad Winter, in the conservative Northeast Heights. He faces Israel Chávez, a young Democrat.

You can also learn more about the proposed bonds, charter amendments, and the tax increase — which would fund the zoo, aquarium, botanical gardens and Tingley Beach, from the League of Women Voters.

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