California Campaign Finance and Ballot Measure Guide




Election Related Activities, State Law Resources

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Guide on California campaign finance and ballot measure law, including contributions, expenditures, registering/reporting as a political committee.

This guide includes:

  • Overview
  • Key Concepts
  • Activities Your Organization Can Engage in That Won’t Trigger Disclosure
  • Contribution Limits and Source Restrictions
  • Registration and Reporting Requirements
  • Reminders About IRS Rules
  • Registration Thresholds
  • Types of Recipient Committees
  • Registration and Reporting Mechanics
  • Recordkeeping Rules
  • Use of Campaign Funds
  • Communications
  • After the Election
  • Common Mistakes
  • Enforcement and Penalties