There may be different filing requirements, forms and deadlines based upon the office you seek.
If you are seeking election to a federal office, such as United States Senate or Representative in Congress, you should contact the Federal Election Commission for the latest forms and requirements.
If you are seeking election to any other office in California, whether it is a state, county, city, school or special district position, please contact the Fair Political Practices Commission for the latest campaign finance forms and regulations. By visiting their website, you can learn about the laws that apply to you, find information on new regulations, access all forms, and find a workshop or request individual advice.
Advice Line: (866) ASK-FPPC [866-275-3772]
General Telephone: (916) 322-5660
Email: [email protected]
However, it is important to inquire with your local filing officer if there are any additional rules or requirements you may have to meet during your campaign. The Candidate Services Division is the local filing officer for all county offices, as well as school board and special district positions. The City Clerk is the local filing officer for their respective city offices.