Campaign Finance (FAQ) - Table of Contents, Section 1

Viewing Campaign Financial and Other Information

Note: This website contains financial information regarding state candidates, state elected officials, state committees (including "major donors"), and state slate mailer organizations that have filed online or electronically with the Secretary of State. Generally, only those who have received political contributions or made reportable expenditures (or received payments if a state slate mailer organization) aggregating $25,000 or more since January 1, 2000, are required to file online or electronically. Others may file online or electronically voluntarily. (You are encouraged to refer to "How to Use This Site" located in the "Resources" section of Cal-Access for useful information.


Section 1 - Campaign Finance

  1. Candidates and Elected Officials

    How do I find information in Cal-Access about a candidate's or an elected official's campaign finances?

  2. Propositions and Measures That Have Qualified for the Ballot

    How do I find information in Cal-Access about committees supporting or opposing state ballot measures that have qualified for the ballot?

  3. Propositions and Measures That Have Not Qualified for the Ballot

    How do I find information in Cal-Access about committees supporting or opposing proposed state ballot measures that have not qualified for the ballot?

  4. Committees, Parties, Major Donors, and Slate Mailers

    How do I find and interpret information in Cal-Access relative to committees, political parties, major donors, and slate mailers?

  5. Committee Campaign Finance Page

    How do I interpret information in Cal-Access regarding a state recipient committee's campaign finance page?

  6. Online Viewing of Statements Filed

    How do I view a campaign finance statement that has been filed online or electronically?

  7. Cal-Access Search

    How do I use "Cal-Access Search" to find candidates, committees, and other campaign-related persons and entities?

  8. Advanced Search

    How do I use "Advanced Search" to find and view campaign financial and other information?

  9. Independent Expenditures

    How do I find out who has made independent expenditures for or against a state candidate or state measure?

  10. Searching for Contributions or Independent Expenditures

    How do I find out who has made or received contributions or who has made independent expenditures with respect to state candidates, committees, or measures during a specific period of time?

  11. Local Elections

    How do I find out who has contributed to a candidate for a local office, to an elected local officer, or to a local political committee and how the contributions have been spent?

  12. Federal Candidates

    How do I find out who has contributed to a candidate for federal office, including a candidate for President?

  13. Street Addresses

    How do I find out the street addresses of campaign contributors, committees, or treasurers?

  14. Control of Committee

    How do I find out who controls a state or local committee?

  15. Controlled Committee

    How do I find out the committees controlled by a state candidate or state elected official?

  16. Voluntary Spending Limits


    How do I find out what contribution and voluntary spending limits apply to a state or local candidate for office?

  17. Legislators

    How do I find out the names of my state legislators?

  18. Candidates -Acceptance or Rejection of Voluntary Spending Limits

    How do I find out who has indicated they are or may be a candidate for a particular elective state office and whether voluntary spending limits have been accepted or rejected?

  19. Amendments

    How do I view a prior online or electronic filing after an amendment has been filed?

  20. Treasurers or Responsible Officers


    How do I find out the committees and filings associated with a specified treasurer or responsible officer?

  21. 21. Treasurer of Committee

    How do I find out the name of the treasurer of a committee?

  22. "Behested Payments"

    How do I find information regarding "behested payments" involving state elected officials?

  23. Issue Advocacy Communications

    How do I find information about "issue advocacy communications" regarding a state candidate?

  24. Technical Assistance

    How do I obtain technical assistance with respect to viewing data filed online or electronically?