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Filing Deadlines for Candidates
Tuesday, November 2, 2004
General Election

File Deadlines
Type of Statement
Period Covered
Method of Delivery
October 5, 2004
File by
October 7, 2002 *(2)
1st Pre-Election
1/1/04 - 9/30/04
or
7/1/04 - 9/30/04
Personal Delivery
First Class Mail
October 21, 2004
2nd Pre-Election
10/1/04 - 10/19/04
Personal Delivery
Guaranteed Overnight Service
October 29, 2004
Pre-Election per
City Ordinance
10/17/04 - 10/26/04
Personal Delivery
Guaranteed Overnight Service
Within 24 Hours
Late Contributions and Independent Expenditures of $1,000 or More *(3 and 4)
10/17/04 - 11/4/04
Personal Delivery
Telegram
Guaranteed Overnight Service
Fax
Within 24 Hours
Late Contributions and Independent Expenditures of $250 or More
10/27/04 - 11/1/04
Personal Delivery
Telegram
Guaranteed Overnight Service
Fax
January 31, 2004
Semi-Annual
10/17/04 - 12/31/04
Personal Delivery
First Class Mail

Footnotes:

1. 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.

2. October 5, 2002, is a Saturday. This statement is due October 7, 2002.

3. The recipient of a late in-kind contribution must file a late contribution report within 48 hours from the time the in-kind contribution is received.

4. New prohibition: A controlled committee of a candidate may not make an independent expenditure to support or oppose another candidate. (Gov. Code § 85501)

Additional Notes:

If independent expenditures of $1,000 or more are made in connection with the election, call the FPPC for guidance on filing special reports.

  • There are no provisions in the law for an extension of the filing deadline. Late statements are subject to a $10 per day late fine.
  • Campaign statements of 30 pages or fewer may be faxed provided that the exact original and the required copies are sent to the filing officer(s) by first-class mail or by guaranteed overnight delivery service within 24 hours of the filing deadline
  • All statements are public documents.
  • State Assembly and Senate candidates are subject to contribution limits effective January 1, 2001. (Gov. Code §§ 85301 and 85302.) In addition, new disclosure requirements are in effect for state and local candidates and committees.