Campaign Finance and Lobbying Activities
The Political Reform Division administers provisions of California’s Political Reform Act, including the law’s most fundamental purpose of ensuring that “receipts and expenditures in election campaigns should be fully and truthfully disclosed in order that the voters may be fully informed and the activities of lobbyists should be regulated and their finances disclosed. “
The Political Reform Act was adopted as a statewide initiative (Proposition 9) by an overwhelming vote of the electorate in 1974. The law requires detailed disclosure of the role of money in California politics. This includes the disclosure of contributions and expenditures in connection with campaigns supporting or opposing state and local candidates and ballot measures as well as the disclosure of expenditures made in connection with lobbying the State Legislature and attempting to influence administrative decisions of state government.
Filing Information and Requirements
Electronic Filing Information
- Application for Password
- Cal-Online Free Online Filing Forms
- Approved Vendor Information
Campaign Filing Requirements
- Getting Started
- Current Filing Schedules
- Where to File
Campaign Disclosure Forms
- Campaign Forms and Instructions
Lobbying Filing Requirements
- Ethics Training
- Filing Deadlines
- Required Documents for Registration, Amendment, Termination, and Withdrawal
- Required Documents for Quarterly Disclosure Reports
- Lobbying Forms and Instructions
What is Cal-Access?
Cal-Access provides financial information supplied by state candidates, donors, lobbyists, and others. Simply start by selecting either Campaign Finance Activity, Lobbying Activity, or Cal-Access Resources and we will guide you to the information.
Campaign Finance and Lobbying
The Political Reform Division, Secretary of State, is located at 1500 – 11th Street, Room 495, Sacramento, CA 95814, phone (916) 653-6224.