Santa Fe Community College Announces Early Voting Begins Jan. 18 for Governing Board Seat

Santa Fe Community College will offer early voting for the college’s governing board seat in Room 131 on campus beginning Wednesday, Jan. 18 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays prior to the election on Tuesday, Feb. 7.

The SFCC Governing Board plays a critical role in setting the course for SFCC’s future. The Board establishes the policies necessary to effectively carry out the college’s mission to empower students and strengthen community and to advance the best interests of students, faculty, staff and the community. Together, the five-member board is committed to ensuring the college provides accessible, affordable and innovative educational opportunities that serve the needs of the community.

Voters will be asked to select one candidate for Position 2, currently held by Pablo Sedillo. The winner in Position 2 will serve for six years on the board. The term for Position 2 begins April 1, 2017 and expires on March 31, 2023. The two candidates running in the election are George Gamble and Pablo Sedillo.

Early voting will begin Jan. 18, 2017 and be available through Feb. 4, 2017. Voters may cast early ballots between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays at Santa Fe Community College, Room 131 or at Nina Otero Community School at 5901 Herrera Drive, Santa Fe Public Schools, Educational Services Center, Conference Room A, 610 Alta Vista Street. Early voters may also vote beginning Jan. 13 through Feb. 3, 2017 (with the exception of Jan. 16 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day) between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays at the Santa Fe County Clerk’s office 102 Grant Ave. Absentee voting will take place at the Santa Fe County Government Building, 102 Grant Ave. Applications for absentee ballots are now available. The ballots can be marked in person and delivered to the County Clerk from 8 a.m. Friday, Jan. 13 until 5 p.m. Mon., Feb. 6. SFCC will host a public forum for candidates leading up to the election.

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