Candidate Toolkit

Congratulations on your decision to run for office! Whether you are running for your local school board or a seat in the California Assembly, there are campaign laws and regulations you must follow. The purpose of this toolkit is to help you understand the rules that ensure transparency and accountability in California elections. Click on the links below to find out what your responsibilities are before, during, and after the election. Good luck on your campaign!

Other Resources


  • FPPC Advice Line: 1 (866) ASK-FPPC (275-3772)
    9:00 AM - 11:30 AM, Monday through Thursday
  • FPPC Advice Email:


This toolkit provides guidance and a general overview of the rules for campaigns, but it does not replace any requirements under the Political Reform Act or Fair Political Practices Commission Regulations.  Information here should be used in conjunction with a careful review of the applicable laws.