When and Where to File Campaign Statements

The Act specifies when and where candidates and committees must file campaign statements.

When to File

Every candidate and committee must be aware of the filing schedules associated with their specific election. Missing a filing deadline can have serious consequences ranging from monetary penalties, failure to be listed on the ballot, or FPPC enforcement action.

If you are unsure which filing schedule applies to your election, you can Ask the FPPC for Advice.

Where to File

Generally, candidates and committees involved in state elections (constitutional officers, Senate, Assembly, statewide ballot measures) file with the Secretary of State’s office, while those involved in county, city or special district elections file with the local elections office. The links below will help you determine where each committee should file their campaign statements.