Campaign Limits & Laws
What are the new contribution limits?
Candidates in the program are subject to contribution limits of $250 from individual donors when running for City Attorney or City Council.
Democracy Vouchers are not included in the $250 contribution limit.
Candidates not participating in the Democracy Voucher Program have a contribution limit of $500 from individual donors.
How many qualifying signatures and contributions are needed to qualify as a candidate in the program?
|Candidate Position||Number of Qualified Signatures with Minimum $10 Contribution|
|City Council At-Large||400 qualified signatures and contributions|
|City Council District||
150 qualified signatures and contributions (75 of those signatures and contributions must come from within the district)
|City Attorney||150 qualified signatures and contributions|
|Mayor (2021 election)||600 qualified signatures and contributions|
What are the spending limits for candidates participating in the program?
Candidates participating in the Democracy Voucher Program must honor the following spending limits for each office.
|Spending Limits for Participating Candidates||City Attorney||City Council|
|Campaign Spending Limits (Primary Election Only)||$75,000||$150,000||$75,000||$400,000|
|Combined Campaign Spending Limits for Primary and General Election||$150,000||$300,000||$150,000||$800,000|