Absentee and in-person voting is now underway for this year’s November 6 General Election. Among the issues voters are considering is General Obligation Bond D, which allocates approximately $128 million for needed renovations, upgrades and improvements to colleges and universities across the state. If approved, Bond D will not increase property taxes.


In Chaves County, voter approval of Bond D will mean an allocation of $3 million for ENMU-Roswell, which will fund needed renovations to the Automotive /Welding Technology facility on campus. “The approval of Bond D would benefit the welding technology program by expanding the learning environment we currently have,” said Dusty Baker, Welding Technology instructor. “This, in return, would give the opportunity to expand our welding programs and offer more advanced welding training to our students.”

“The Automotive Technology Program at ENMU-R is very excited about the upcoming bond, that will support the remodel of the Automotive and Welding Facilities,” said Eric Gomez, Automotive Technology instructor. “The remodel is vital to help the automotive program grow and stay current with technology advancements. The bond will help to remodel the current shop layout, and make it more realistic to an automotive dealership layout. We will also be able to update the classrooms with the latest technology to help improve student learning. Along with the updates to the classroom and shop we will update both women’s and men’s restrooms, tool room, and entryway. Through this remodel, we will also be able to update our ASE/NATEF accreditation, which requires facilities to stay up to date with current industry demands.”

Passage of Bond D is estimated to create approximately 112 jobs in construction, architecture and related fields, adding to the county’s economic development and gross receipts tax revenue.


Voter approved bond funds enable colleges and universities to maintain and renovate aging facilities and improve safety and technology to better educate and train students for rewarding careers. Students are encouraged to stay in our state after graduation, becoming valued members of our workforce.


Absentee voting continues through November 2. Early voting is open from October 20 – November 3. Election Day is Tuesday, November 6, with polls open for in-person voting from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. at these Voting Convenience Centers:

Roswell Mall 4501 N Main
Central Church of The Nazarene 901 E. Country Club
West Country Club Church 700 W. Country Club
Roswell Boys & Girls Club 201 S. Garden
Roswell Museum and Art Center 100 W 11th
Roswell First Church of The Nazarene 501 N. Sycamore
Waymaker Church 202 S Sunset Ave.
Chaves County Clerk’s Office #1 Saint Mary’s Place
Church on The Move 901 W. Brasher
East Grand Plains School 3773 E. Grand Plains
Dexter Central Office 100 N Lincoln, Dexter
Hagerman Joy Center 505 E Argyle, Hagerman
Lake Arthur Schools 700 Broadway, Lake Arthur



For more information about General Obligation Bond D, including a detailed list of projects and schools throughout New Mexico, visit www.nmbondd.com