Campaign Disclosure Schedule

FILING OF COMMITTEE CAMPAIGN DISCLOSURE STATEMENTS FOR

November 4th, 2014 General Municipal Election  

In compliance with the Political Reform Act, Sections 84200.7(b) and 84204, all candidates/committees must file Campaign Statements at various stages of the election process. The regular deadlines for 2014 are as follows:

 DEADLINE DATE

FORM

 PERIOD COVERED

 October 6, 2014

 460/470

July 1 – September 30, 2014

  October 23, 2014

 460

October 1 – October 18, 2014

 February 2, 2015

 460

    October 19 – December 31, 2014

*NEW Deadline Date

FORM

PERIOD COVERED

Within 24 Hours

 497 i

 August 6 – November 3, 2014

                          THESE FILINGS MUST BE IN THE CITY CLERK’S OFFICE  
                                         BY THE DEADLINE DATES LISTED

Late filings of campaign statements are subject to penalties and fines, which accrue at the rate of $10.00 per day, starting the day after the filing deadline until the statement or report is filed with the City Clerk. The maximum penalty is $100 or the total amount of contributions received or expenditures made (whichever is greater) during the period covered by the late statement.

It is important that you read all information on campaign disclosure carefully and comply with the instructions for proper reporting and timely filing of your campaign statements. All statements are public documents. If you have any questions, please feel free to call the City Clerk’s Office at (760) 435-3000.

FILING DEADLINE

TYPE  OF STATEMENT

PERIOD COVERED BY STATEMENT

METHOD OF DELIVERY

10/6/2014

First Pre-election

7/1-9/30/14

ÖPersonal Delivery
ÖFirst Class Mail

10/23/2014

Second Pre-election

10/1-10/18/14

ÖPersonal Delivery
ÖFirst Class Mail

*Within 24 Hours

Late Contributions and Late Independent Expenditures of $1,000 or more

8/6-11/3/14

ÖPersonal Delivery
ÖTelegram
ÖGuaranteed Overnight service
ÖFax

2/2/2015

Semi-Annual

10/19 – 12/31/14

ÖPersonal Delivery
ÖFirst Class Mail

Notes:

  • Period Covered:  The period covered by any statement begins on the day after the closing date of the last statement filed, or January 1 if no previous statement has been filed.
  • Filing Deadlines: Deadlines are extended when they fall on a Saturday, Sunday or an official state holiday. This extension does not apply to 24-hour independent expenditure reports (Form 496) and the deadline for the Form 497 that is due the weekend before the elections. Such reports must be filed within 24 hours regardless of the day of the week.
  • Candidate - Form 460 or 470: Use Form 470 if less than $1,000 is raised/spent in calendar years 2013 or 2014. Use Form 460 if $1,000 or more is raised/spent in 2014, and also file Form 410, Statement of Organization. Note: All candidates must file Form 501 before soliciting contributions.
  • Form 470: Candidates who do not have a committee and do not raise/spend $1,000 in 2014 may file Form 470 once a year on or before October 6, 2014.
  • Candidates: After an election, reporting requirements will depend on whether the candidate is successful and whether a campaign committee is open.
  • Public Documents: All forms are public documents.
  • Campaign manuals and instructional materials are available at http://www.fppc.ca.gov ; click on the Campaign link.
  • Prohibition on Candidate/Officeholder Independent Expenditures: A controlled committee may not make independent expenditures to support or oppose candidates and may not contribute to another committee for the purpose of making independent expenditures to support or oppose other candidates. However, a committee may make independent expenditures in connection with a ballot measure. Disclosure reports include:
    • 462 : A verification form must be emailed to the FPPC within 10 days of an independent expenditure of $1,000 or more.
    • 465: This form is due on applicable pre-election/semi-annual deadlines in connection with the ballot measure election.
    • 496: This form is due within 24 hours when made in a 90-day period of the election.


i File a Form 497 if a contribution of $1,000 or more in the aggregate is received from a single source.
File if a contribution of $1,000 or more is made in the aggregate to another candidate or measure being
voted on November 4, 2014, or to a political party committee.
The recipient of a non-monetary contribution of $1,000 or more must file a Form 497 within 48 hours from 
the time the contribution is received.