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San Francisco Ethics Commission Filing Schedule for Candidates and Controlled Committees for City Elective Office Listed on the March 5, 2024 Ballot


Jan 31, 2024**
460· All committees must file this statement.
· May be filed on January 25, 2024.
Within 24 Hours
Contribution Reports

497· File if a contribution or loan of $1,000 or more in the aggregate is received.
Jan 25, 2024
1st Pre-Election

· Each candidate listed on the ballot must file Form 460 or Form 470 (see below).
Feb 22, 2024
2nd Pre-Election

460· All committees must file this statement.
March 1, 2024
3rd Pre-Election

460· All committees must file this statement.
July 31, 2024

460· All committees must file Form 460 unless the committee filed termination Forms 410 and 460 before June 30, 2024.
* 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.
** Due to the election being held early in the year, the deadline for the first pre-election statement for calendar year 2024 is earlier than the deadline for the semi-annual statement for the end of calendar year 2023. A committee active in both calendar years may file the 2023 semi-annual statement on January 25, 2024.

Additional Filing Requirements:

  • Form 501: All candidates must file Form 501 before soliciting/receiving contributions.
  • Form 410: Must be filed within 10 days, once $2,000 or more has been raised/spent.
  • Form 460: Candidates who have raised/spent $2,000 or more must file the Form 460.
  • Form 470 (2024): Candidates who do not raise or spend $2,000 (or anticipate raising or spending $2,000 or more) in 2024 and do not have an open committee may file Form 470 on or before January 25, 2024. If, later during the calendar year, a campaign committee must be opened, a Form 470 Supplement and a Form 410 must be filed.
  • SFEC Form 125: All committees which receive contributions which were “bundled”, must file SFEC Form 125 at the time they are required to file a semi-annual or pre-election statement (see definition of “Bundled Contributions” below).
  • SFEC Form 161: Each committee which pays for a “mass mailing” must e-file a SFEC Form161 (including a copy of the mailing – specification notes) within 5 days of the mailing, or within 48 hours if sent within the last 16 days prior to the election.
  • Method of Delivery: Committees identified in CG&CC 1.112(b) must electronically file campaign statements using the method identified on the webpage titled Complete List of Campaign & Public Financing Forms. Several PDF forms identified in the list below may be submitted via DocuSign if you follow these instructions.

Additional Notes:

  • Late Filing Fines: Late filed statements required to be e-filed will be assessed a $25 per day late fine, until the statement is e-filed. Late filed statements required to be filed on paper will be assessed a $10 per day late fine, until the statement is filed.
  • Cross-Filing Rules: When a candidate or officeholder controls more than one committee for the purpose of election to office, all committees of that candidate or officeholder MUST file FPPC Form 460 semi-annual and pre-election statements each time any committee statement is due (see Cal. Code Regulation Section 18405).
  • Prohibition on Contributions from Contractors doing Business with the City:
    See Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code Sec. 1.126 and its regulations for more information.
  • Prohibition on Contributions from Corporations: See Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code Sec. 1.114(b) and its regulations for more information.
  • Prohibition on Contributions for Official Action: See Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code Sec. 1.114(d).
  • Prohibition on Contributions from Individuals with a Pending Land Use Matter:
    See Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code Sec. 1.127.
  • Advertisement Disclaimers: See disclaimer charts on the Ethics Commission website for specific disclaimer requirements.
  • Complete Training: Candidates for City elective office and their treasurer/assistant treasurer must complete a training conducted by Ethics Commission staff prior to each election in which the candidate will appear on the ballot.
  • Resources: Local campaign guides, or visit>Guidance>Campaigns.
  • Public Documents: All statements and reports are public documents.
  • After the Election: Reporting requirements will depend on whether the candidate is successful and whether a campaign committee is open. See After the Campaign for additional information.


  • Mass Mailing: Over 200 substantially similar pieces of mail but does not include a form letter or other mail which is sent in response to an unsolicited request, letter or other inquiry (See SFEC Form 161)
  • Bundled Contributions: Delivered or transmitting contributions, other than one’s own or one’s spouse’s, except for campaign administrative activities (defined below) and any actions by the candidate that a candidate committee is supporting.
  • Campaign Administrative Activity: Administrative functions performed by paid or volunteer campaign staff, a campaign consultant whose payment is disclosed on the committee’s campaign statements, or such campaign consultant’s paid employees.

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