Local, state, and federal regulations require candidates and campaigns to disclose certain financial information, including campaign contributions and spending, conflicts of interest, and lobbying expenditures.
The California Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) sets filing requirements and deadlines, and performs oversight and enforcement functions. For more information about requirements for campaign finance filings, contact the . California FPPC
Filing with the Department of Elections
The San Francisco Department of Elections is the official filing office for certain candidate and campaign finance filings. The San Francisco Ethics Commission and the California Secretary of State oversee additional aspects of the campaign finance filing process.
Below is a summary of campaign finance documents that are filed with the Department of Elections.
Candidate FilingsSubmit the original document to the San Francisco Department of Elections or the San Francisco Ethics Commission.
General Purpose Filings and Independent Expenditure/Major Donor Committee FilingsSubmit the original document to the California Secretary of State and file copies with the San Francisco Department of Elections.
Slate Mailer Organization FilingsSubmit the original document to the San Francisco Department of Elections.
Resources for Campaign Finance Filings
For more information about campaign finance laws, filing schedules, and specific requirements set forth by local, state, and federal law, consult the resources below.