Electronic Filing Information

Electronic filing is required for campaign entities that have raised or spent $25,000 since January 1, 2000. Lobbying entities must file electronically once the total amount of any category of reportable payments, expenses, contributions, gifts or other item is $2,500 or more in a calendar quarter. Please check our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.

There are two different methods for filing your statement electronically. You can use the Secretary of State's free Cal-Online system. There is no fee for using Cal-Online, however not every form is available. You can also contact an approved vendor. See below for more information.

Getting Started - Electronic Filing Password Request


Cal Online - Free Online Filing Forms

Access the following Cal-Online Forms:

  • Form 400 - Statement of Organization (Slate Mailer Organization)
  • Form 401 - Slate Mailer Organization Campaign Statement
  • Form 402 - Statement of Termination (Slate Mailer Organization)
  • Form 410 - Statement of Organization
  • Form 450 - Recipient Committee Campaign Statement - Short Form
  • Form 460 - Recipient Committee Campaign Statement
  • Form 461 - Independent Expenditure and Major Donor Committee Campaign Statement
  • Form 465 - Supplemental Independent Expenditure Report
  • Form 495 - Supplemental Preelection Campaign Statement (attachment to Form 450 or Form 460)
  • Form 496 - Late Independent Expenditure Report
  • Form 497 - Late Contribution Report
  • Form 498 - Slate Mailer Late Payment Report
  • Form 511 - Paid Spokesperson Report
  • Form 601 - Lobbying Firm Registration Statement
  • Form 602 - Lobbying Firm Activity Authorization
  • Form 603 - Lobbyist Employer/Lobbying Coalition Registration Statement
  • Form 604 - Lobbyist Certification Statement
  • Form 605 - Amendment to Registration
  • Form 606 - Notice of Termination
  • Form 607 - Notice of Withdrawal
  • Form 615 - Lobbyist Report
  • Form 625 - Report of Lobbying Firm
  • Form 635 - Report of Lobbyist Employer and Report of Lobbying Coalition
  • Form 645 - Report of Person Spending $5,000 or more to Influence Legislative or Administrative Action

Access the following Cal Online Form:

  • Form E-530 - Issue Advocacy Report

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