City of Albuquerque
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File #: O-22-39   
Type: Ordinance Status: In Committee
File created: 9/19/2022 In control: Finance & Government Operations Committee
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Title: Amending Chapter 2, Article 4 Of The City Code Relating To Elections And Petitions (Davis, Pe?a, Bassan, by request)
Sponsors: Pat Davis (By Request), Klarissa J. Peña (By Request), Brook Bassan (By Request)
Attachments: 1. O-39
CITY of ALBUQUERQUE
TWENTY FIFTH COUNCIL


COUNCIL BILL NO. O-22-39 ENACTMENT NO. ________________________

SPONSORED BY: Pat Davis, Klarissa J. Pe?a, and Brook Bassan, by request


ORDINANCE
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Amending Chapter 2, Article 4 Of The City Code Relating To Elections And Petitions (Davis, Pe?a, Bassan, by request)
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WHEREAS, changes to the local election act require removing references to management of elections that the City no longer maintains; and
WHEREAS, the 2021 election cycle highlighted the need for continuity in petition gathering timeframes; and
WHEREAS, to comply with the Local Election Act, the City needs to establish deadlines for filing of qualification documents.
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL, THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF ALBUQUERQUE:
SECTION 1. ROA 1994, Chapter 2, Article 4 is hereby amended as follows and its sections and subsections are to be renumbered accordingly:
? 2-4-1 SHORT TITLE.
This chapter shall be known and may be cited as the "Municipal Elections Ordinance."
? 2-4-2 PURPOSE.
The purpose of this chapter is to prescribe certain rules of procedure concerning municipal elections by implementing the Constitution of the State of New Mexico and the Charter of the City of Albuquerque [i.e., Article XIII of the Charter] and by supplementing and modifying the statutes of the state and their application to the city. In the event any of the provisions of this chapter conflict with the Constitution of the state or the Charter of the city, the Constitution and Charter shall prevail, and if any provision of this chapter conflicts with any otherwise applicable provision of the general statutes of the state, the provisions of this chapter shall prevail.
? 2-4-3 MUNICIPAL ELECTION CODE [LAWS].
[The conduct of municipal elections is governed by the State Election Code, the Local Election Act, and the City Charter, as any of them are amended and supplemented from time to time.]
[The Municipal Election Co...

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