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November 2024 Election Filing Schedule: Major Donor & Independent Expenditure 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.

Independent Expenditure Verification | Deadline: Within 10 Days

  • Disclosure Period: Ongoing
  • Required Form: 462
  • This form must be submitted within 10 days of an independent expenditure totaling $1,000 or more in aggregate in a calendar year.
  • Committees making independent expenditures must file this form with the FPPC via email.
  • Committees file only one Form 462 per election for each candidate or measure supported or opposed by and independent expenditure.

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

  • Disclosure Period: * – 6/30/24
  • Required Form: 461
  • All committees must file this statement.

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

  • Disclosure Period: 10/31/24 – 12/31/24
  • Required Form: 461
  • All committees must file this statement unless termination Forms 410 and 460 are filed before the close of the relevant period.

Additional Notes:
  • Deadline Extensions: Deadlines are extended when they fall on a Saturday, Sunday, or an official state holiday.
    • This extension does not apply to a Form 497 that is due the weekend before the election.
    • This extension never applies to any Form 496.
  • Form 511 – Paid Spokesperson Report:
    • File within 10 days of making either of the following expenditures related to an advertisement to support or oppose a ballot measure:
      • a payment totaling $5,000 or more to an individual to appear in an advertisement; or
      • a payment of any amount to an individual portraying a member of a licensed occupation (e.g., nurse, doctor, firefighter).
  • Method of Delivery: All Committees identified in CGCC 1.112(b) must electronically e-file campaign statements using the method identified on the webpage titled Complete List of Campaign & Public Financing Forms.
  • 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.
  • Public Documents: All forms are public documents.
  • Advertisement Disclaimers: Many advertisements require disclaimers. Please review disclaimer charts for specific disclaimer requirements.
  • Committee Status:
    • A city committee may make contributions or independent expenditures in connection with other elections.
    • Generally, a city committee is one that spends more than 70% of its funds in connection with elections in one city.

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