Candidates & Campaigns

2018 Candidate Campaign Finance Reporting Guide

The Candidate Campaign Finance Guidelines were published by the Office of the Secretary of State to act as a comprehensive guide to aid candidates in complying with campaign finance disclosure and reporting requirements as outlined in the Campaign Reporting Act and the Campaign Finance Rule, NMAC 1.10.13. The guide also offers instructions for using the electronic Campaign Finance Information System (CFIS).

The Office of the Secretary of State will also schedule a training webinar to review the guidelines, provide a demonstration of CFIS, and provide an opportunity to ask questions prior to each report deadline.

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Campaign Contribution Limits

The Campaign Reporting Act [1-19-25 to 1-19-3 NMSA 1978] contains provisions regarding contribution limits to and from candidates and political committees.  Section 1-19-34-7(D), includes a provision regarding incremental increases in contribution limits after each general election.  These incremental increases are based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) as measured by the U.S. Department of Labor.

As of November 7, 2018, the campaign contribution limits per election cycle are:

From an individual
(person or entity)
From a PAC
To a Non-Statewide Candidate $2,600 $5,700
To a Statewide Candidate $5,700 $5,700
To a PAC $5,700 $5,700

The contribution limits do not apply to contributions from a candidate’s personal funds to the candidate’s own campaign fund. 

 

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