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2.56.010. Campaign financial disclosure in City elections

            (1)        Each candidate for elective office in the City shall file a signed campaign financial statement with the City Recorder at least once seven (7) days before the general election and at least once within thirty (30) days after the general election.  The report shall include the itemized and total campaign contributions and expenditures for the candidate's campaign.

                        (a)        The statement filed seven (7) days before the general election shall include the following information, as of ten (10) days before the date of the general election:

                                    (i)         a list of each contribution of more than Fifty Dollars ($50.00) received by the candidate, and the name of the donor;

                                    (ii)        an aggregate total of all contributions of Fifty Dollars ($50.00) or less received by the candidate; and

                                    (iii)       a list of each expenditure for political purposes made during the campaign, and the recipient of each expenditure.

                        (b)        The statement filed within thirty (30) days after the general election shall include:

                                    (i)         a list of each contribution of more than Fifty Dollars ($50.00) received after the cut-off date for the statement filed seven (7) days before the general election, and the name of the donor;

                                    (ii)        an aggregate total of all contributions of Fifty Dollars ($50.00) or less received by the candidate after the cut-off date for the statement filed seven (7) days before the general election; and

                                    (iii)       a list of all expenditures for political purposes made by the candidate after the cut-off date for the statement filed seven (7) days before the general election, and the recipient of each expenditure.

                        (c)        For the purpose of this Chapter, the term "contribution" shall mean all monies, in-kind contributions, and contributions of tangible things given to the candidate or to the organization representing the candidate, for the purpose of enhancing the candidate's campaign.

                        (d)        For the purpose of this Chapter, the term "expenditure" shall mean the monetary, in-kind payment, or payment of tangible things to any person or entity, by the candidate or the candidate's representative, for the purpose of enhancing the candidate's campaign.

            (2)        Candidates for elective office who are eliminated at a primary election, shall file a signed campaign financial statement containing the information required above, no later than thirty (30) days after the primary election.

            (3)        Any person who fails to comply with this Section is guilty of an infraction.
            (4)        Any person who fails to file an interim report seven (7) days before the general election, the City Recorder shall, after making a reasonable attempt to discover if the report was timely mailed:

                        (a)        shall, if practicable, remove the name of the candidate by blacking out the candidate's name before the ballots are delivered to voters; or

                        (b)        shall, if removing the candidate's name from the ballot is not practicable, inform the voters by any practicable method that the candidate has been disqualified and that votes cast for the candidate will not be counted; and

                        (c)        may not count any votes for that candidate.

            (5)        Notwithstanding Subsection (4), a candidate is not disqualified if:

                        (a)        the candidate files the reports required by this Section;

                        (b)        those reports are completed, detailing accurately and completely the information required by this Section, except for inadvertent omissions, insignificant errors, or inaccuracies; and

                        (c)        those omissions, errors, or inaccuracies are corrected in an amended report or in the next scheduled report.

            (6)        A report is considered filed if:

                        (a)        it is received in the Recorder's office no later than 5:00 p.m. on the date that it is due;

                        (b)        it is received in the Recorder's office with a postmark three (3) days or more before the date that the report was due; or

                        (c)        the candidate has proof that the report was mailed, with appropriate postage and addressing, three (3) days before the report was due.


Ord. No.97-35, Recodified, 6/19/1997
Ord. No. 04-14, Amended, 2/19/2004
Ord. No. 97-39, Amended, 7/17/1977
Ord. No. 97-39, Amended, 7/17/1997

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