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Election Information: Campaign Information

Campaign statements must be filed pursuant to the state Political Reform Act and the Berkeley Election Reform Act.  The filing requirements are determined by the amount of money raised and spent and the type of filer (candidates, ballot measure committees, petitions, independent expenditures, etc).  Please review the information below to determine your filing obligations or obtain information on the filings for local candidates and committees.

The Berkeley Election Reform Act (BERA) was adopted by the voters of Berkeley in 1974.  It contains requirements for local campaign committees that go beyond the requirements in state law.  It also created the Fair Campaign Practices Commission to enforce its provisions.

 Online Portal for Campaign Finance Reports: Campaign Statements - Contributions and Expenditures

Public Financing Program: Information and Handbook

 Local Campaign Law and Forms (BERA) 

November 2020 BERA Filing Schedule

Berkeley Election Reform Act (BMC Chapter 2.12)

Fair Campaign Practices Commission (FCPC)

FCPC Regulations (PDF 96 KB) - Amended November 2019 (Current)

FCPC Campaign Filing Manual (PDF 178 KB) - Amended March 2016 

Mass Mailings Index and Forms

FCPC Statement of Organization Form (PDF 65 KB)

State Campaign Law and Forms (FPPC)



The state Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) holds several workshops for candidates and treasurers throughout the year.  All scheduled workshops are listed on the state FPPC website.

In advance of each city election, City staff schedules workshops to review the Berkeley Election Reform Act (BERA) and how it differs from state law.

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