Where Campaign Statements Must be Filed

by Candidates, Officeholders, and Campaign Committees at the Local Level


Candidate Intention And Bank Account Statements

All candidates for an elective city or county office are required to file the Candidate Intention Statement (Form 501) with the filing officer who receives the originals of their campaign statements before the solicitation or receipt of any campaign contribution (including loans and in-kind contributions). All state or statewide candidates are required to file the Candidate Intention Statement (Form 501) with the Secretary of State's Political Reform Division. (Government Code section 85200)

Statement Of Organization (Recipient Committees)

A Statement of Organization (Form 410) must be filed by all recipient committees that raise $1,000 or more in a calendar year to influence California's local and/or state elections. The original and one copy of the Statement of Organization must be filed with the Secretary of State's Political Reform Division. A copy must also be filed with the local filing officer who will receive the committee's original campaign statements. (Government Code section 84101) An amended Statement of Organization must be filed at the same locations within 10 days of a change in any of the information contained in the most recently filed Statement of Organization. (Government Code section 84103)

Termination Form

A Statement of Organization (Form 410) with the "Termination" box checked must be filed by recipient committees in order to terminate ongoing filing obligations. The original and one copy of the terminating Statement of Organization must be filed with the Secretary of State's Political Reform Division. A copy of the terminating Statement of Organization must be filed with the local filing officer with whom original campaign statements are filed. (2 CCR section 18404).

Campaign Statements (City Level)

Elected city officials, candidates for city office, their controlled committees, committees primarily formed to support or oppose such candidates, or measures being voted upon within one city, and city general purpose committees must file the original and one copy with the City Clerk. (Government Code section 84215 (d))

Campaign Statements (County Level)

Elected county officials, candidates for such offices, their controlled committees, committees formed or existing primarily to support or oppose candidates or local measures to be voted upon in any number of jurisdictions within one county, and county general purpose committees shall file the original and one copy with the elections official of the county. (Government Code section 84215 (c)). One copy must also be filed with the elections official of the county in which the candidate or elected official is domiciled* (Government Code section 84215).

Campaign Statements (Multi-County Level)

Elected officials in jurisdictions other than legislative, Board of Equalization, or appellate court districts, which contain parts of two or more counties, candidates for such offices, their controlled committees, and committees formed or existing primarily to support or oppose candidates or local measures to be voted upon in one of these jurisdictions must file the original and one copy with the elections official with the largest number of registered voters in the jurisdiction (Government Code section 84215 (b)) and one copy with the filer's county of domicile, if different (Government Code section 84215).

* A committee is domiciled at the address listed on its campaign statement. If the committee is domiciled outside of California, then Los Angeles shall be considered the county of domicile. If your county of domicile is one of the filing officers with whom you are already filing your statement, no additional copy is needed.



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