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November 2024 Election Filing Schedule: City Candidates and their Controlled Committees


Statements & Deadlines

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.

24 Hour Reports | Deadline: Within 24 Hours of Activity

  • Disclosure Period: 8/7/24 – 11/5/24
  • Required Form(s): 496 or 497
  • Late Independent Expenditure Report (Form 496): File if an independent expenditure of $1,000 or more in the aggregate is made.
  • Late Contribution Report (Form 497): File if a contribution or loan of $1,000 or more in aggregate is received from a single source or made to a candidate or primarily formed committee.

Mid-Year Semi-Annual | Deadline: July 31, 2024

  • Disclosure Period: * – 6/30/24
  • Required Form: 460
  • All committees must file this statement.

1st Pre-Election Report | Deadline: September 26, 2024

  • Disclosure Period: 7/1/24 – 9/21/24
  • Required Form(s): 460 or 470
  • All committees must file this statement.

2nd Pre-Election Report | Deadline: October 24, 2024

  • Disclosure Period: 9/22/24 – 10/19/24
  • Required Form(s): 460 or 470
  • All committees must file this statement.

3rd Pre-Election Report | Deadline: November 1, 2024

  • Disclosure Period: 10/20/24 – 10/30/24
  • Required Form(s): 460 or 470
  • All committees must file this statement.

Year-End Semi-Annual | Deadline: January 31, 2025

  • Disclosure Period: 10/31/24 – 12/31/24
  • Required Form: 460
  • All committees must file this statement unless termination Forms 410 and 460 are filed before the close of the relevant period.

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 CGCC 1.112(b) must electronically file campaign statements using the method identified on the webpage titled Complete List of Campaign & Public Financing Forms.
Additional Notes:
  • 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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