Santa Fe has chance to adopt “Voter-Owned Elections”

In the March 4th municipal election, Santa Feans will have a chance to join the ranks of states and cities across the nation that have opted for Clean Elections public financing.

On the ballot is Charter Amendment 4, which if passed, would set in motion a process for establishing public financing before May 2010.

Albuquerque voters adopted Clean Elections in 2005 by a staggering 69% to 31% margin. The new system was employed successfully for the first time by candidates in last October’s City Council elections. Continue reading