Publicly Financed Candidates - 2015 Guidelines

Guideline information for 2015 City of Albuquerque elected office seekers.

The 2015 public financing cycle begins May 1, 2015, for Councillor candidates.

There is no Mayoral election this election cycle.

Exploratory Period

March 15 to April 30, 2015. Applicants may test the waters before filing for candidacy.

Qualifying Period

Beginning on May 1, 2015, Applicant Candidates for public financing may collect $5 Qualifying Contributions from qualified, registered voters within the City of Albuquerque once they have registered with the City Clerk.

The Qualifying Period ends May 31, 2015.

City Council Applicant Candidates

Applicant Candidates must receive Qualifying Contributions from 1% of the registered voters in the district the candidate wishes to represent. The number of Qualifying Contributions required for the 2015 council races are:

  • District 2: 463
  • District 4: 398
  • District 6: 370
  • District 8: 442

There is no election held for Mayor or districts 1, 3, 5, or 7 during the 2015 Municipal Election.

Petition Signatures

In addition to qualifying for public financing, Applicant Candidates must also gather petition signatures pursuant to the City Charter and Ordinances.

Candidates for City Council must gather more than 500 signatures from registered voters within the district the candidate wishes to represent from May 1 to June 29, 2015.

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