Measure Finance Committees
2013 Election Information
Information about Measure Finance Committees in the 2013 General Election:
What is a Measure Finance Committee?
A Measure Finance Committee (Measure Finance Comittee) is a political committee, person or group that supports or opposes a candidate or ballot measure within the City of Albuquerque.
Measure Finance Comittees must register with the City Clerk, regardless of the group's registration as a PAC with another governmental entity. Measure Finance Comittees must also file financial statements at the same times that candidates report.
When to Register
Measure Finance Comittees need to register with the City Clerk within 5 days once they have raised or spent in excess of $250 towards their purpose.
Registration includes receiving the mandatory training for the online campaign finance reporting database. Measure Finance Comittee representatives should also have identified a chairperson and treasurer at the time of registration. It is a good idea to bring either the Chairperson or Treasurer at the time of registration as they are the only individuals authorized to sign the registration forms required by the City Charter.
Contributions & Expenditures
Measure Finance Comittees are not bound by the individual contribution limits and business bans like candidates. However, an Measure Finance Comittee that receives aggregate contributions in excess of of 30 percent of the Mayor's salary from one individual or entity, must incorporate the donor's name into the name of the committee.
For 2013 Measure Finance Comittees, that threshold number is $31,126.32.
Groups and individuals should contact the Office of the City Clerk for further information or to schedule an appointment to register.