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Other Campaign Filers - Forms and Manuals

Manuals, Guides and Filing Schedules

Manuals & Guides

Guide Name Location/File Type File Size

FPPC Campaign Disclosure Manual 5
Information for Major Donor Committees

PDF available from the FPPC

N/A

FPPC Campaign Disclosure Manual 6
Information for Independent Expenditure Committees

PDF available from the FPPC

N/A

SFEC Information for Persons Making Expenditures Relating to Candidates for City Elective Office HTML N/A
SFEC Guide for Treasurers of Recipient Committees other than Candidate-Controlled Committees PDF 193k
SFEC Contributor Guide HTML N/A

Filing Schedules

Major Donors and Independent Expenditure Committees should pay particular attention to Sec. 1.135 of the Campaign Finance Reform Ordinance which may require the filing of Supplemental Preelection Statements.

Financial Disclosure Reporting

Filing of Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) Forms

Form Name Form # Location/File Type File Size

Independent Expenditure Committee and Major Donor Committee Campaign Statement
File an electronic statement with the Ethics Commission

FPPC Form 461

E-File

N/A

Verification of Independent Expenditures
File by email with the Fair Political Practices Commission. The originally signed form must be maintained with the committee's campaign records.
FPPC Form 462 PDF available from the FPPC N/A

Supplemental Independent Expenditure Report
File an electronic statement with the Ethics Commission

FPPC Form 465

E-File

N/A

Late Independent Expenditure Report
File an electronic statement with the Ethics Commission

FPPC Form 496

E-File

N/A

Late Contribution Report
File an electronic statement with the Ethics Commission

FPPC  Form 497

E-File

N/A

Filing of San Francisco Ethics Commission (SFEC) Forms

Form Name Form # Location/File Type File Size
Request to Receive Notice of the Ethics Commission's Certification of a Candidate's Eligibility to Receive Public Funds
File an original and a copy with the Ethics Commission
SFEC Form 152(c) PDF / Word 86k / 52k

Third Party Disclosure Regarding San Francisco Candidates

Form Name Form # Location/File Type File Size
Third Party Disclosure Form Regarding San Francisco Candidates
File an original and a copy with the Ethics Commission
N/A PDF / Word 202k / 191k

Fines

Any person who violates any of the reporting requirements or contribution or expenditure limitations, including both paper and electronic reporting requirements, set forth in state or local law, may be subject to fines, penalties and/or imprisonment. Fines vary depending on the violation but potentially are significant—and can be as much as three times the amount of money received or spent in excess of legal limits. In addition to any other penalties that may be imposed, late fees for filing any copy of a statement or report filed after the deadline are $10 per day for paper filings, limited to the amount of activity during the reporting period or $100, whichever is greater. In addition, there is a $25 per day fee for electronic statements or reports filed after the deadline, limited to the amount of activity during the reporting period or $250, whichever is greater.