General Information for candidates of elected office seeking public financing.
Participating Candidates receive their financing via a transfer of funds from the Open and Ethical Elections fund initiated by the City of Albuquerque Treasury Division once the City Clerk qualifies the Applicant Candidates as Participating Candidate.
Participating Candidates may no longer receive Seed Money but may continue to receive In-Kind contributions, pursuant to the Rules, through Election Day.
Participating Candidates also must file Campaign Financing Reports as required by the Election Code disclosing their expenditures and In-Kind Contributions. Those reports are filed electronically and due pursuant to the deadlines in the City Charter Elections Code.
The City Clerk will notify Participating Candidates that are unopposed following the deadlines for candidates and declared write-in candidates to file their Declarations of Candidacy. Any Participating Candidate that is declared unopposed must return unspent or unencumbered public funds to the City Clerk for deposit into the Fund.
Open & Ethical Elections Code
The Office of the City Clerk has enacted Rules and Regulations for administering the public financing process.