Where to File Campaign Statements (Form 460) - Ballot Measure Committees

The Political Reform Act sets out specific filing requirements and locations for campaign committees based on the type of committee and its jurisdiction. The information below provides a guide for primarily formed ballot measure committees, including committees formed to support or oppose a LAFCO proposal, on where to file campaign statements. 

This chart summarizes only the most common filing requirements for the Form 460 (Recipient Committee Campaign Statement).  Certain campaign activity may trigger additional reporting requirements.

 

 Committee Activity Jurisdiction Where to File Form 460

Formed to support or oppose a single state ballot measure or two or more measures being voted on in the same state election

 

 

 

State

Electronic Filers

Secretary of State -Electronically and paper original

Non-Electronic Filers

Secretary of State - Original and one copy

Formed to support or oppose a single ballot measure affecting more than one county or two or more measures being voted on in the same election affecting more than one county 

 

Multi-County

County Elections Office of affected county with largest number of registered voters – original and one copy
Formed to support or oppose a single county ballot measure or two or more measures being voted on in the same county election County County Elections Office - original and one copy
Formed to support or oppose a Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) proposal

 

County*

County Clerk of county in which the proposal may be voted upon – original and one copy

LAFCO may also require a copy

Formed to support or oppose a single city ballot measure or two or more measures being voted on in the same city election City City Clerk - original and one copy

* If the LAFCO proposal results in a measure that will be placed on a ballot, the committee will file in the jurisdiction for that election.

General purpose ballot measure committees should refer to this page for information about where to file.

Electronic Filing

State Committees:  State committees that raise or spend $25,000 or more are required to file electronically with the Secretary of State.

Local Committees:  Local committees should check with the local jurisdiction to determine if electronic filing is available or required.

For additional information, see Campaign Disclosure Manual 3 (Primarily Formed Ballot Measure Committees).

Statutory and Regulatory Authority

Government Code sections 84215, 84252 and 84605

Regulation 18417

You should not rely on this webpage alone to ensure compliance with the Act. If you have any questions, you can Ask the FPPC for Advice.