FPPC Process

Elections in the City of Stockton are regulated by the California Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC). State law requires various disclosure statements to be filed by:

  • local candidates for elected office,
  • current elected officeholders, and
  • committees supporting or opposing local candidates or measures. 

Statements are regularly filed with the City Clerk, with additional statements required during election years. These statements are publicly available and provide information on who contributes money to campaign committees and how that money is spent. The laws surrounding these requirements are complex, and those involved in campaign committees should ensure they are well aware of all campaign reporting requirements.

For detailed information about campaign rules, forms, and manuals, please visit the FPPC website in External Links below.

What Do I File?

The Political Reform Act requires public officials (council, board, and commission members; employees, and consultants) disclose their interests on or before specific statutory deadlines. A common form is the Statement of Economic Interests (Form 700) and its associated schedules. For a copy of the current Form 700 and instructions, please visit the FPPC website in External Links below.

Other common forms include:

  • Statement of Organization Form 410
  • Semi-Annual, Pre-Election, Supplemental, and Quarterly Measure Campaign Disclosure Forms 460
  • Supplemental Independent Expenditure Report Form 465
  • Late Independent Expenditure Report Form 496
  • Late Contribution Report Form 497, and
  • Statement of Intent Form 501.

For a complete list of all disclosure forms and which are required, visit the FPPC website.

Where Do I File?

Candidates and committees within the jurisdiction of the City of Stockton must file their disclosure statements with the Office of the City Clerk. As of the July 31, 2015, filing deadline, candidates can now file electronically and are strongly encouraged to do so.  At this time, electronic filings must also be printed, signed, and submitted in person or mailed to the Stockton Office of the City Clerk.

When Do I File?

Deadlines vary depending on the type of committee and whether it is involved in an active election. Please view the current schedules provided by the FPPC to ensure you are not penalized for missing a deadline. We highly recommend filing forms well in advance to avoid any potential late fees.

Disclaimer

The intention of this website is to provide general information to assist in campaign disclosure reporting. Additional requirements may apply. If any of this information conflicts with state or local law, the higher law abides. If you have questions about what you are filing requirements, please visit the FPPC website for contact information.

 

External Links


FPPC - Website

FPPC - Form 700 Information

This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 2/23/2016