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Campaign Disclosures

Campaign Disclosure Requirements

State law requires the filing of campaign disclosure statements by local candidates for elective office, elected officeholders, and committees supporting or opposing local candidates or ballot measures. Statements are filed on a regular cycle, with additional statements required during election years. These statements provide the public with details on who contributes money to a committee, and how that money is spent. Disclosure requirements are very complicated. Those involved with campaign committees should become fully aware of the legal requirements surrounding campaign reporting.

When Do I File?

Filing deadlines are depending on the type of committee, and whether or not that committee is involved in an ongoing election. There are also special quarterly filing deadlines for measure committees during the petition qualification process.

What Do I File?

Typical forms include: Statement of Intention form 501; Statement of Organization Form 410; semi-Annual Campaign Disclosure Statement Form 460; Pre-Election Campaign Disclosure Form 460; Pre and Post-Election City Supplemental Campaign Disclosure Statement Form 460; Quarterly Measure Campaign Disclosure Statement form 460; Supplemental Independent Expenditure Report form 465 (Measure or Independent Expenditure Committees); Late Independent Expenditure Report Form 496; or Late Contribution Report Form 497. For a comprehensive listing of disclosure forms and detailed instructional manuals, visit the Fair Political  Practices Commission (FPPC) website.

How Do I File – Electronic Filings

To assist filers in meeting their obligation to file, the City of San Dimas provides free of charge, an online electronic campaign disclosure statement filing system. Elected officials, candidates, and committees who are required to file campaign disclosure statements with the City may do so through NetFile. (A password is required to submit statements electronically. The City Clerk’s Office will set up the initial phase of this process for the committee).

Where Do I File?

Candidates and committees (including ballot measure and independent expenditure committees) within the jurisdiction of the City of San Dimas are required to file their disclosure statements with the City Clerk’s Office through the Netfile system.

Responsibility of Filers

 This website is intended to provide general information regarding campaign disclosure reporting. To the extent this information conflicts with state or local law, the law controls. Additional filing requirements may apply. If you have questions about what you are required to file, where to file it, or when to file it, please visit the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) website or call toll free 1-866-ASK-FPPC.

Late Filings

Government Code Section 91013 imposes a $10 per day fine up to a maximum of $100 for the late filing of a Statement of Economic Interests. The City has an established fine policy, that is imposed when there is pattern of excessive late filings.

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