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California 2018 Federal Election Compliance Information

The state-specific information below provides a quick reference for citizens and for the candidates, party committees and political action committees participating in the specified elections. To access more detailed information, simply follow the links. If you have questions, please contact the FEC's Information Division at 800-424-9530 (press 6) or by email to Specific reporting questions may be directed to your committee's Campaign Finance Analyst at 800-424-9530 (press 5).  

Pre- and Post-Election Reporting Periods

Report Close of Books Mailing Deadline Filing Deadline
Pre-Primary May 16 May 21 May 24
48-Hour Notices May 17 - June 02
Pre-General October 17 October 22 October 25
48-Hour Notices October 18 - November 03
Post-General November 26 December 06 December 06

Independent Expenditure Periods

  48-Hour Report Period Ends On 24-Hour Report Period
Primary May 16 May 17 - June 03
General October 17 October 18 - November 04

Coordination Periods

  Election Period Begins Period Ends
Congressional Primary March 07 June 05
Congressional General August 08 November 06

Federal Election Activity Periods

Voter ID, Generic Campaign
Activity & GOTV
Voter Registration Period(s)
March 09 - November 06 February 05 - June 05;
July 09 - November 06

Electioneering Communication Periods

Election Period Begins Period Ends
Primary May 06 June 05
General September 07 November 06

Election Dates

  Election Dates
Primary June 05
General November 06

State Elections Office

State Ballot Access Office:
Elections Division, Office of the Secretary of State
1500 11th Street, 5th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814-2974
State Campaign Finance Info:
Political Reform Division, Office of the Secretary of State
1500 11th Street, Room 495
Sacramento, CA 95814-2974
Other State Offices

Financial Activity

 Disclosure Map:
House/Senate Campaigns