General Information

MARCH 6, 2018 REGULAR MUNICIPAL ELECTION

 

 

 

First Step for Campaigns for Council, Mayor

Mayor and City Councilor Candidate Packets for the City of Santa Fe’s March 6, 2018 Regular Municipal Election, will be available beginning at 8:00 a.m. on Friday, September 1, 2017 in the office of the City Clerk, Room 215, 200 Lincoln Avenue.  Included in the candidate packets are Nominating Petitions as well as all forms relating to Public Campaign Financing.  The last day to collect Nominating Petitions is October 31, 2017.

 

QUALIFICATION FOR CANDIDACY

 

A candidate for the office of Mayor for a four-year term shall:

 

(a)            be a registered voter [qualified elector] who resides within the city limits of the city of Santa Fe; and

 

(b)         file with the City Clerk a Nominating Petition containing the valid names, addresses and signatures of at least one-half of one percent of the registered voters [qualified electors] of the city

 

A candidate for the office of City Councilor for a four-year term, for any of the four (4) council districts, shall:

 

(a)        reside within the city limits of the city of Santa Fe;

 

(b)       reside in, and be a registered voter [qualified elector] within the district from which they are running; and

 

(c)        file with the City Clerk a Nominating Petition containing the valid names, addresses and signatures of at least one-half of one percent of the registered voters [qualified electors] of the district, which the candidate seeks to represent.

 

Candidates for the above listed offices may collect nominating petition signatures, on forms provided by the City Clerk, between September 1, 2017 and October 31, 2017.

 

Any candidate for Mayor or City Councilor may qualify as a Participating Candidate eligible to receive payments from the Public Campaign Finance Fund.  Participating Candidates shall collect the requisite number of five dollar ($5.00) qualifying contributions as follows:

 

Mayor Candidates:  Six hundred (600) five dollar ($5.00) qualifying contributions from separate city of Santa Fe qualified electors.

 

City Councilor Candidates:  One hundred fifty (150) five dollar ($5.00) qualifying contributions from separate qualified electors registered to vote in the council district in which the candidate is running.

 

Candidates for the above listed offices may collect qualifying contributions, on forms provided by the City Clerk, between September 1, 2017 and November 20, 2017.

 

For more information regarding candidate packets, please call the City Clerk at 505-955-6521.

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