CAMPAIGN MATERIAL. Any circular, pamphlet,
letter, poster, billboard, placard, handbill, card, bumper sticker, decal or
other printed or written matter, or radio or television announcement.
CAMPAIGN REPORT. A report of all
contributions received and expenditures made.
CANDIDATE. Any individual listed on the
ballot for election to any city office or any person who otherwise has taken
affirmative action to seek election to city office.
COMMITTEE. A combination of two or more
persons acting jointly in support of, or in opposition to a candidate or to the
adoption or defeat of one or more measures.
CONTRIBUTION. A gift, subscription, loan,
advance, deposit, pledge, contract, agreement or promise of money, service or
anything of value or other obligation, made directly or indirectly to a
campaign. Where goods, materials, services, facilities or anything of value
other than money is contributed or expended, the monetary value thereof shall be
the fair market value.
ELECTION. Any regular or special city
EXPENDITURE. A payment, pledge or promise of
payment or money for anything of value or other obligation, for goods,
materials, services or facilities.
MEASURE. Any proposition or question
submitted to a popular vote at an election, or circulated for purposes of
submission to a popular vote at any election, whether or not the proposition or
question qualifies for the ballot.
(B) The name, address and telephone number of the Campaign Treasurer
shall be filed with the City Clerk not later than five days after filing for
candidacy or issuance of a proclamation calling for election.
(C) The Campaign Treasurer shall keep a true and full record of all
contributions and expenditures, to include:
(1) The name and address of every contributor whose total
contribution exceeds $50;
(2) The amount and form of every contribution;
(3) A full record of all disbursements;
(4) Receipts exceeding $15, reflecting the purpose of each
expenditure, the date and method of payment; and
(5) All campaign bank records.
(B)(1) Each campaign report which identifies contributions and
expenditures exceeding $250, shall itemize each item of contribution and
(a) The amount of contribution or expenditure or value of goods and
(b) The purpose of the contribution or expenditure;
(c) The date of the contribution or expenditure;
(d) The name and address of the person or entity from whom any
cumulative contribution exceeding $50 was received; and
(e) The name and address of the person or entity to whom any
cumulative expenditure exceeding $50 was made.
(2) Each campaign report shall contain the total of all
contributions and expenditures.
(3) An itemized campaign report is not required if neither the total
contributions received nor the total expenditures exceed $250. However, the
campaign report shall contain a written declaration, under oath, that neither
the campaign contributions nor the expenditures exceed $250.
(4) Each campaign report shall contain a declaration that the
campaign report has been prepared with all reasonable diligence and that it is
true and complete.
(5) Each campaign report shall be subscribed and sworn to by the
candidate or Campaign Treasurer.
(’87 Code, § 1-3-11)
(C)(1) Three mandatory campaign reports shall be filed during the
(a) The first shall be filed not later than 28 days prior to an
election. The first campaign report shall contain a total listing of all
contributions and expenditures made within 365 days preceding the date of the
(b) The second shall be filed not later than 12:00 noon the day
preceding the date of the election.
(c) The third shall be filed not later than 30 days after an
(2) Additionally, a fourth report shall be filed every six months
following the election, as long as any debt remains unpaid by the candidate,
person or committee. In the event no debt remains unpaid, a declaration
affirming such shall be filed with the City Clerk.
(’87 Code, § 1-3-12)
(3)(a) Any remaining contributions not expended on the campaign
shall be disposed of, at the option of the candidate, by one of the following
1. Retained in the campaign bank checking account for a possible
runoff election for that office or challenge to the election;
2. Returned to the person who made the contribution;
3. Placed in the City of Rio Rancho’s General Fund; or
4. Given to a registered charity identified by the candidate.
(b) The final campaign financing statement shall reflect the final
disposition of such contributions.
(D)(1) If any candidate or Campaign Treasurer files a report of
expenditures and contributions after the deadline, or if the candidate or
Campaign Treasurer files an incomplete report, the candidate shall pay to the
city, at the time of filing, the sum of $10 per day for each regular working day
after the time required by this subchapter, until the complete report is