Measure Finance Committees
2015 Election Information
Information about Measure Finance Committees in the 2013 General Election:
What is a Measure Finance Committee?
A Measure Finance Committee is a political committee, person or group that supports or opposes a candidate or ballot measure within the City of Albuquerque.
Measure Finance Committees must register with the City Clerk, regardless of the group's registration as a PAC with another governmental entity. Measure Finance Committees must also file financial statements at the same times that candidates report.
When to Register
Measure Finance Committees 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 Committee 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 Committees are not bound by the individual contribution limits and business bans like candidates. However, a Measure Finance Committee that receives aggregate contributions in excess 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 2015 Measure Finance Committees, that threshold number is $31,156.32.
Groups and individuals should contact the Office of the City Clerk for further information or to schedule an appointment to register.