This is an introduction to some of the most common campaign disclosure forms filed by candidates early in their campaigns. It should be used as a supplement to (and not a replacement for) the Campaign Disclosure Information Manuals. The forms identified below are required by the Political Reform Act.
It is important to note that candidates may need to file a number of other documents in addition to campaign disclosure forms (e.g., Filing Fees or Petitions in Lieu, Declarations of Intention, Nomination Papers, Statements of Economic Interests).
|What:||Form 501 (Candidate Intention Statement)|
|When:||Form 501 must be filed prior to the solicitation or receipt of any contribution or expenditure of any personal funds used for the election.|
|What:||Form 410 (Statement of Organization Recipient Committee)|
|When:||Must be filed within 10 days of receiving $1,000 or more. (May be filed earlier.) After Form 410 is filed, the Secretary of State will issue the identification number for your campaign committee.|
|What:||Form 470 (Officeholder and Candidate Campaign Statement-Short Form) -- This form may be used when a candidate does not have a controlled committee and does not anticipate raising or spending $1,000 or more in a calendar year.|
|When:||Must be filed no later than the deadline for the first required campaign disclosure statement. (May be filed earlier.)|
|What:||Form 460 (Recipient Committee Campaign Statement) - This form is used by candidates and their controlled committees to disclose itemized receipts and expenditures.|
|When:||Must be filed according to applicable filing schedules.|