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November 2, 2021 Regular Local Election

The local election will be held on Tuesday, November 2, 2021 for the purpose of electing a Mayor and one City Councilor from each Council District. 

 

Qualification for Candidacy

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

  1. be a registered voter [qualified elector] who resides within the city limits of the city of Santa Fe;
  2. 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.

Candidates seeking public campaign financing will file their nominating petitions on July 19, 2021 with the City Clerk.  

Candidates not seeking public campaign financing will file their nominating petitions on August 24, 2021 with the County Clerk. 

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

  1. be a registered voter (qualified elector) who resides within the district from which they are running; and
  2. 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.

 

Public Campaign Financing

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 may start collecting the requisite number of five dollar ($5.00) qualifying contributions beginning on May 3, 2021 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.

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