City of Albuquerque
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File #: O-20-29   
Type: Ordinance Status: In Committee
File created: 8/3/2020 In control: Finance & Government Operations Committee
Final action:
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Amending Article XVI Section 3 And Section 6 Of The City Charter; Chapter 2 Article 4, Section 13, ROA 1994 To: Change The Dates Of The Exploratory Period For Mayoral Candidates; Change The Dates Of The Qualifying Period For Mayoral And Council Applicant Candidates; Change The Timeframe For Gathering Seed Money; And Change The Time Frame For All Candidates To File Their Petitions (Davis, by request)
Attachments: 1. O-29
CITY of ALBUQUERQUE
TWENTY FOURTH COUNCIL


COUNCIL BILL NO. O-20-29 ENACTMENT NO. ________________________

SPONSORED BY: Pat Davis, by request


ORDINANCE
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Amending Article XVI Section 3 And Section 6 Of The City Charter; Chapter 2 Article 4, Section 13, ROA 1994 To: Change The Dates Of The Exploratory Period For Mayoral Candidates; Change The Dates Of The Qualifying Period For Mayoral And Council Applicant Candidates; Change The Timeframe For Gathering Seed Money; And Change The Time Frame For All Candidates To File Their Petitions (Davis, by request)
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BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL, THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF ALBUQUERQUE:
SECTION 1. Article XVI, Sections 3 and 6 are amended as follows:
CITY CHARTER, ART. XVI, OPEN AND ETHICAL ELECTIONS CODE
Section 3. DEFINITIONS.
(G) EXPLORATORY PERIOD
(1) For Mayoral Applicant Candidates, the exploratory period begins [285] [246] days before the election, and ends [239] [200] days before the election; and
(2) For Council Applicant Candidates, the exploratory period begins [169] [191] days before the election, and ends [135] [156] days before the election.
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(Q) QUALIFYING PERIOD.
(1) For Mayoral Applicant Candidates the Qualifying Period begins [238] [199] days before the election, and ends [161] [136] days before the election; and
(2) For Council Applicant Candidates, the Qualifying Period begins [134] [155] days before the election, and ends [105] [120] days before the election.
Section 6. SEED MONEY-IN-KIND CONTRIBUTIONS.
(H) Mayoral Applicant Candidates may accept Seed Money from [285] [246] days before the election through [141] [136] days before the election. Council Candidates may accept Seed Money from [169] [155] days before the election through [85] [120] days before the election.
SECTION 2. Chapter 2, Article 4, Section 13 is amended as follows:
? 2-4-13 FILING OF PETITIONS.
(B) Persons submitting petitions in accordance with Section 4, Article...

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