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CHARTER OF THE
CITY OF ALBUQUERQUE
CHARTER TABLE OF CONTENTS
Section
   Preamble
   1   Charter election laws
   2   Election dates
   3   Reference to state law
   4   Qualifications for mayor and councillors
   5   Designation of candidates
   6   Definition
   7   Fifty percent minimum vote
   8   Runoff elections
   1   Recall
   2   Referendum
   3   Direct legislation by voter initiative
   1   Authority and membership of the council
   2   Council districts
   3   District boundary revisions
   4   Terms of office
   5   Council organization
   6   Compensation of the council
   7   Meetings of the council
   8   Council powers
   9   Vacancies in office
   10   Council duties
   11   Definitions
   12   Officer or employee of a county
   13   Term limits
   1   Election of the mayor
   2   Mayor's term and salary
   3   Powers; performance; appointments
   4   Duties of the mayor
   5   Vacancy in the office of mayor
   1   [Procedure]
   2   [Petition process]
   3   [Council process for articles other than XII and XIII]
   4   [Election]
   5   [Ballot]
   6   [Vote]
   7   [Authority of city clerk to correct]
   1   [Mayor to formulate]
   2   [Council representative to participate]
   3   [Proposal and approval date]
   4   [Public hearings]
   5   [Failure of council to approve]
   6   [Procedure ordinance]
   1   Maintenance of the merit system
   2   Involvement in personnel matters
   3   Dual positions
   1   Style
   2   Adoption
   3   Mayor's approval or disapproval; override veto
   4   Money appropriations
   5   Time limits
   6   Authentication; publication; effective date; codification
   7   Public vote on performing arts center
   1   Declaration of policy
   2   Definitions
   3   Board of ethics and campaign practices
   4   Conflict of interest
   5   Disclosure
   6   Use of public property
   7   Misuse of city employees in campaigns
   8   Enforcement;  violation; penalty; automatic fines; removal from office; appeal
   9   Investigation
   10   Non-waiver of penalties
   11   Regulations
   12   Amendments
   1   Declaration of policy
   2   Definitions
   3   Disclosure with declaration of candidacy
   4   Campaign financing
   5   Campaign materials
   6   Measure finance committees
   7   Familiarity with election code and rules and regulations
   8   Preservation of records
   9   Rules and regulations, assistance; campaign and election auditor
   10   Enforcement
   11   Non-waiver of penalties
   12   Amendments
   13   Representative inspections
   14   [Photo voter identification required]
   15   Early voting
   1   No impairment from partial invalidity
   1   [Title]
   2   Legislative intent
   3   Definitions
   4   Terms of participation - declaration of intent
   5   Qualifying contributions
   6   Seed money-in-kind contributions
   7   Certification of participation
   8   Guidelines and restrictions for contributions to and expenditures of participating candidates
   9   Candidate reporting requirements
   10   Fund creation - fund use
   11   Determination of fund amount
   12   Timing and amount of fund distribution
   13   Independent expenditure disclosure requirements
   14   Adjustments to fund distribution
   15   Run-off elections
   16   Matching funds - opposing funds
   17   Communication of participation status to voters
   18   Adjustments for inflation and population growth
   19   Administration - Clerk -- duties
   20   Appeals
   21   Penalties - enforcement
   22   Amendments
Appendix A: Nine Council Districts Identified According to Bernalillo County Precincts, June 2001