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.
Use the Public Access Portal to research campaign contributions and expenditures of local candidates and committees, including:
- County Supervisor, Countywide Offices and Countywide Measures
- Placer County Special District Offices and Ballot Measures
- Placer County School District Offices and Ballot Measures
For State or City candidates and committees, please see below.
Use the Filer Access Portal to create electronic campaign statements. Before you begin you must have received your Electronic Filing System filer identification number and password. To get a filer identification number and password for your committee, call the Clerk – Recorder at (530)886-5650.
State Candidates, State Officeholders, and State Proposition committees are required to file with the Secretary of State’s Political Reform Division. To access this information click the link above.
City Candidates, City Officeholders, and City Ballot Measure committees file with their respective City Clerks. Find website links for Placer County’s City Clerks by clicking he link above.