CAL-ACCESS FAQs Section 3 Question 9

How do I change the Statement of Organization or lobbying registration data on the Cal-Access website?

The online or electronic filing of an original or an amended Statement of Organization or lobbying registration does not change the data on the public display of the Cal-Access website. According to law, most lobbying firms and registered lobbyist employers must file their registrations documents both electronically and on paper with the Political Reform Division of the Office of Secretary of State. However, Statement of Organization and lobbying registration data on the public Cal-Access website is updated by the processing of the actual paperwork, rather than the electronic filing of such documents. In addition, the cover-page information (i.e., the name, responsible officer, etc.) of major donors is updated by processing the actual paperwork rather than the electronic/online filing of Form 461.