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Detailed information about the City of Albuquerque's Board of Ethics.

The Board of Ethics and Campaign Practices was created by Charter Article XII, the Code of Ethics. The Board of Ethics is a board of limited jurisdiction for election-related matters and violations of the Code of Ethics.

Board Duties

The Board may conduct investigations regarding possible violations of the Election Code, the Open and Ethical Elections Code and the Code of Ethics.

The Board also may issue advisory opinions at the request of City Officials and Candidates.The Office of the City Clerk retains all Board opinions as permanent records.

Board of Ethics Rules & Regulations

The Board has issued Rules and Regulations to assist in the administration, conduct, interpretation and enforcement of the Code of Ethics and the Elections Code.

Board Membership

The Board of Ethics and Campaign Practices comprises seven members, with the City Council and Mayor each appointing three members. The six appointed members then elect one Chairperson to serve the Board.

Additional Safeguards

Although the Board's jurisdiction is limited to elections matters and violations of the Code of Ethics, which regulates specified conduct by City officials, the City of Albuquerque also has:

These departments work to ensure that the City is administering a fair, impartial and democratic government.

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