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Campaign Advertising – Requirements & Restrictions


State and local law impose disclosure requirements on campaign advertising, including campaign mailers, radio and television ads, telephone, robocalls, and electronic media ads. See this page to learn more about Online Political ads. Additionally, elections laws require disclaimers on certain petitions that are circulated for signature. Please reference the Department of Elections Guide to Qualifying San Francisco Initiative Measures for more details.

Advertising Disclosure Charts

The disclosure requirements are based on the type of advertisement and who paid for it, and are summarized in the following charts:

1. Communications by City Candidate Committees for their own Election

2. Independent Expenditure Ads Referring to City Candidates

3. Independent Expenditure Ads on Ballot Measures

4. Independent Expenditure Ads on Ballot Measures (by Candidates and Political Party Committees)

5. Independent Expenditure Ads on Candidates (by Candidates and Political Party Committees)

6. All Non-Independent Expenditure Ads (except Ads by Candidates and Political Party Committees)

7. All Non-Independent Expenditure Ads (by Candidates and Political Party Committees)

8. Electioneering Communications


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