CAL-ACCESS Replacement System Project (CARS) Updates

The ongoing efforts by Secretary of State Alex Padilla to replace the California Automated Lobby And Campaign Contribution and Expenditure Search System (CAL- ACCESS) is reaching a critical phase. In the coming months, additional public input will be gathered about the functionality and features a new system should include.

This webpage provides the public with ongoing access to information about the CAL-ACCESS Replacement System project, including progress reports, project developments and upcoming events.

For those interested in providing comments or asking questions, please contact the Secretary of State via email at PRDCARS@so, by phone at (916) 653-6224, or by writing to: Secretary of State, Political Reform Division, 1500 11th Street, Rm 495, Sacramento, CA 95814.

The Latest News on the CAL-ACCESS Replacement System Project

Public Meetings

The Secretary of State will be hosting public meetings to take comments on desired features and electronic filing format of an internet-based, electronic system for reporting and disclosure of campaign finance and lobby activity pursuant to the requirements of SB 1349 (Hertzberg).

Reference Material

Authorizing Legislation