Campaign Financial Disclosures

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Campaign Disclosure Statements

The California Political Reform Act (Gov. Code § 84100) requires the filing of Campaign Disclosure Statements by any person or combination of persons who will be raising or spending money in local elections, including but not limited to local candidates for elective office, or those supporting or opposing local candidates or ballot measures.  Such persons may be required to file the following forms:  Form 501-Candidate Intention Statement; Form 410-Statement of Organization; Form 460-Recipient Committee Campaign Statement; Short Form 470-Officeholder/Candidate Campaign Statement; Form 496-24-Hour Independent Expenditure Report; and Form 497-24-Hour Contribution Report. For a comprehensive listing of disclosure forms and/or detailed instructional manuals, visit the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) website.

The City of Davis has additional campaign committee formation and disclosure requirements.  These are found in Chapter 12 (Elections) of the Davis Municipal Code.

When do I File Statements?
There are various filing deadlines depending on the type of committee, and whether or not that committee is involved in an active election. There are also special quarterly filing deadlines for measure committees with qualified initiatives or during the petition qualification process. The following schedules are provided via the FPPC:

March 3, 2020 Election:

November 3, 2020 Election:

No Election in 2020:

Additional filing schedules are available at FPPC Filing Schedules webpage.

How do I File Statements?
The City has implemented an electronic filing system called eCampaign to ensure that contributions and expenditures in city elections are disclosed and made available to the public. All committees who are required to file campaign disclosure statements must file their forms electronically through this system (including independent expenditure committees and major donor committees).

Note: In order to use eCampaign, an account must be created by the City Clerk’s Office.  Please contact 530-757-5648 or to request an account creation.  An account will automatically be created for committees upon receipt of an initial Form 410-Statement of Organization.  If your committee structure does not require this form, including but not limited to independent expenditure committees and major donor committees, please contact our office as soon as possible to initiate an account.

The eCampaign site provides information about filers who have officially formed committees. Access to the public portal and committee filer portals may be found below:

Helpful Links Related to Campaign Disclosures

This webpage is intended to provide general information regarding disclosure reporting with the City of Davis. 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 at 1-866-ASK-FPPC.