Campaign Finance Reporting

The City of Rio Rancho requires all contributions and expenditures made in conjunction with the election to be reported.  A campaign finance reporting guide with instructions on how to report the financial activity will be made available separate from this publication. 

During the election, campaign finance reports shall be filed according to the schedule below. 

First Campaign Report Due Second Campaign Report Due Third Campaign Report Due Fourth Campaign Report Due
January 21, 2020
5:00 p.m. 
February 4, 2020
12:00 p.m. 
March 2, 2020
12:00 p.m. 
April 2, 2020
5:00 p.m. 
*Excluding runoff candidates
First Runoff Campaign Report Due Second Runoff Campaign Report Due Third Runoff Campaign Report Due
March 17, 2020
5:00 p.m. 
April 6, 2020
12:00 p.m. 
May 6, 2020
5:00 p.m. 

General Campaign Finance Information

  • Total contributions to a candidate or campaign committee for a council district cannot exceed three thousand dollars ($3,000) or five thousand dollars ($5,000) for a citywide race from any one person, organization, entity, or campaign committee for the election.
  • Contributions and expenditures received and made by or on behalf of an individual prior to the individual filing a declaration of candidacy for a Rio Rancho municipal office, or by or on behalf of a campaign committee at any time prior to the relevant election through the time the final campaign finance report is due must be reported.
  • Each person, organization or entity who has made independent expenditures exceeding five hundred dollars ($500) or more in the aggregate during an election shall register with the City Clerk within seven (7) days of meeting such monetary threshold.