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
Secretary of State -Electronically and paper original
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
|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 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.
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).
How to Request Advice
If you have questions about your obligations under the Act you can request advice directly from FPPC staff