The City of Rio Rancho runoff election for the District 3 City Council seat is tomorrow.

Bob Tyler

Joshua Antonio Jones

Incumbent Bob Tyler is facing challenger Joshua Antonio Jones.

In the regular municipal election March 1, the contest for District 3 had three candidates and none received more than 50 percent of the votes. So, the city charter requires a runoff election between the top two candidates.

Polling places

According to a city news release, eligible voters can cast ballots from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at either of these voting convenience centers:

  • Broadmoor Senior Center (Clerk’s Annex), 3241 Broadmoor Blvd.
  • Plaza @ Enchanted Hills, 7845 Enchanted Hills Blvd., Suite 100.

Return an Absentee Ballot

Completed absentee ballots must be returned no later than 7 p.m. tomorrow. They can be dropped off at either voting convenience center or at the Rio Rancho City Clerk’s Office, 3200 Civic Center Circle, Suite 150.

It is too late to mail an absentee ballot, so any remaining must be hand-delivered in order to be counted.

Election Results

As soon as possible after voting closes, unofficial results will be listed on the city’s website at and posted outside the city clerk’s office at City Hall. The Observer will also report results online as soon as possible and in the April 17 print edition.

The  unofficial election results and canvass report will be presented for approval to the Sandoval County canvassing board by the city clerk on Monday, April 18, at 1:30 p.m.


The newly elected city councilor will be sworn in April 28 and officially take office May 1. More details about the swearing in are forthcoming, according to the release.

For more information about the runoff election, visit For more information about candidates’ views on local issues, as submitted to the Observer in response to a questionnaire, click here.