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Election Guides

City of San Luis Obispo

The City has produced a Candidate's Guide for anyone considering running for one of the City's three elective office seats in the November 2, 2010, general municipal election.

City Candidate's Guide

County of San Luis Obispo

The County Clerk-Recorder's Office also produces an informational booklet for candidates running for election throughout the county.

SLO County Candidate Information Booklet

Campaign Forms

Below are State and City mandated disclosure forms. Due to varying circumstances, some may not be applicable to all candidates or committees. However, it is important that all candidates, treasurers and committee principal officers familiarize themselves with these forms, as failure to meet disclosure requirements as specified by State Law can result it heavy fines.

The Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) has produced a manual to explain the purpose of State disclosure forms, explaining who needs to file each form, and when.

Campaign Disclosure Manual (Revised 2007)

Candidates and Treasurers are also recommended to attend a workshop at City Hall, presented by the FPPC, on state form filing. Click here for information.

IMPORTANT FILING INFORMATION:

  • Original forms submitted must have a "wet" signature, and copies filed must be of the signed original.

  • State forms include filing instructions. These are for your information only and should not be submitted with the form.

  • Hard copies of these forms are available to campaign representatives from the City Clerk's Office.

  • Unless otherwise stated, all forms posted below are in PDF format.

Candidate Statement of Intention - Form 501

A Candidate Intention Statement (Form 501) is requires to be files by any candidate for local office prior to solicitation or receipt of any contribution, or expenditure of any personal funds used for this election.

Form 501

File original signed form with the City Clerk's Office.

Statement of Organization Recipient Committee - Form 410

File the Form 410 within 10 days of receiving $1,000 in contributions.

Form 410

File original signed form and one copy with the Secretary of State (see the form instructions for address), and one copy with the City Clerk's Office.

Recipient Committee Campaign Statement - Form 460

Form 460 is for committees who have, or expect, contributions or expenditures totaling $1000 or more. The form is used to report total contributions and expenditures, and to disclose individual contribution of $100 or more. This form requires all individual contributions of less than $100 be reported as a single lump sum.

Form 460

File original and one copy with the City Clerk's Office.

City Supplemental Campaign Contribution Statement

The City of San Luis Obispo requires every monetary contribution of $50 or more be individually disclosed. Use City Supplemental form to report all contributions received by recipient committees of $50 or more, but less than $100, in supplement to Form 460.

Submit a copy of the City Supplemental form with each Form 460 submittal, completed for the corresponding contribution period.

Please disregard any page which remains blank after form has been completed, and number remaining pages accordingly in the space provided.

City Supplemental
City Supplemental (Excel Format)

File original and one copy with your Form 460 to the City Clerk's Office.

Campaign Statement - Short Form - Form 470

Form 460 is for committees who have, or expect, contributions or expenditures totaling less than $1000. The form is used to report total expenditures and contribution.

Form 470

File original and one copy with the City Clerk's Office.

Late Independent Expenditure Report - Form 496

Use for reporting independent expenditures that cumulatively total
$1,000 or more to support or oppose a single candidate or a single ballot measure during the 16 days immediately preceding the election in
which the candidate or measure will be voted on must be reported as late independent expenditures.

Form 496

Late Contribution Report - Form 497

File Form 497 within 24 hours of receiving or making a monetary contribution or loan during the 16 days immediately preceding the election in which the recipient candidate or ballot measure will be voted on.

Form 497

Statement of Economic Interest - Form 700

Chapter 7 of the Political Reform Act (Gov. Code 87100-87500.1) requires every mayoral and council candidate file a statement disclosing his or her investments, business positions, interests in real property, and income received during the immediately preceding 12 months.

Form 700

File an original signed copy to the City Clerk's Office.

See our Useful Links page to view the Political Reform Act.

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