When and Where to File Campaign Statements
The Act specifies when and where candidates and committees must file campaign statements.
When to File
Every candidate and committee must be aware of the filing schedules associated with their specific election. Missing a filing deadline can have serious consequences ranging from monetary penalties, failure to be listed on the ballot, or FPPC enforcement action.
If you are unsure which filing schedule applies to your election, you can Ask the FPPC for Advice.
Where to File
Generally, candidates and committees involved in state elections (constitutional officers, Senate, Assembly, statewide ballot measures) file with the Secretary of State’s office, while those involved in county, city or special district elections file with the local elections office. The links below will help you determine where each committee should file their campaign statements.
How to Request Advice
If you have questions about your obligations under the Act you can request advice directly from FPPC staff