A. In addition to the requirements of Section 2.16.040 and the limitations in Section 2.16.120, to qualify as a certified candidate:
1. After filing a notice of intent, a candidate for Mayor must collect an aggregate total of at least $5,000 in allowable contributions from at least 500 matchable donors.
2. After filing a notice of intent, a candidate for Commissioner or Auditor must collect an aggregate total of at least $2,500 in allowable contributions from at least 250 matchable donors.
3. The participating candidate must have filed for office by petition as provided in Code Section 2.08.080.
B. A participating candidate must apply to the Director for certification not later than 28 days before the end of the primary election matching period, or for a special nominating election, 28 days before the election.