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2016 General Obligation Bonds

General Obligation bonds come before the voters of New Mexico every two years. They are a proven and accepted method of funding bricks and mortar projects throughout the state. In 2016, GO Bond Issue C will allocate money to improve and renovate aging infrastructures for higher education institution in New Mexico. This November, voters will have an opportunity to provide New Mexico’s colleges, universities and specialty schools the ability to ensure students have the tools and resources they need to be successful. There are no tax increases associated with these bonds.

General Obligation Bond C for Higher Education

GO Bond C will provide more than $131 million in higher education funding, including $35,500,000 for The University of New Mexico and its branch campuses, with no increase in taxes. Supporting GO Bond C not only provides more than 60 colleges and universities with access to the latest in training and teaching tools, but your support will help create jobs – more than 1,350 new jobs will be created in communities throughout the state. The economic impact of GO Bond C is estimated to be hundreds of millions of dollars, affecting businesses large and small from every corner of New Mexico.

Continued investment in higher education will make New Mexico attractive to innovative, forward-thinking businesses, creating an opportunity for even more high paying jobs. Our commitment to our colleges and universities will not only help in bringing new jobs to our state but it will help ensure graduates stay in New Mexico and help build a bright and robust economy – done with no increase in taxes!

Your support of this year’s GO Bond will help our students gain a competitive edge when they graduate, allowing them to compete in today’s modern economy. The fact is, it’s no longer good enough to be better than the student across the street, our college and university students have to be better than students from around the globe.

In 2012 and 2014, voters from around New Mexico overwhelmingly supported these much-needed improvement funds, and then, just as now, investing in the future of education in New Mexico did not increase taxes.


Previous stories regarding GO Bond and benefits

Voters Approve Go Bond C 

UNM Taos Campus Update 

Los Alamos Open House

What is a Bond?

and other FAQs

Important Dates

  • Voter registration for 2016 General Election ends: Tuesday, Oct. 7
  • Absentee Voting Begins: Tuesday, Oct. 11
  • Early Voting: Tuesday, Oct. 22 through Saturday, Nov. 5
  • Election Day: Tuesday, Nov. 8