What Do I File?


Note on SB 970: The filing schedule below is tentative and assumes a March 2022 primary election. However, the California legislature has introduced Senate Bill (SB) 970, which would change the date of the 2022 primary election from March 8 to June 7. If this change is adopted, it will also impact other important dates in City elections, including fundraising windows, candidate filing week, and disclosure deadlines. The Ethics Commission will notify all candidates if the date of the 2022 primary election changes.


Candidates - 2022 Election

Begin Candidacy

The following forms must be filed to begin your candidacy for the 2022 City and LAUSD Elections.

Form Required
Due Date

Citywide candidates (Mayor, City Attorney, Controller) may file up to 24 months before the election date.

City Council and LAUSD candidates may file up to 18 months before the election date.

Within 10 days of opening a campaign committee bank account.

Within 10 days of establishing an email address, social media account, or website.

Within 10 days of raising or spending $2,000.

Campaign Acceptance or Rejection of Matching Funds (Form 20). (Not applicable to LAUSD Candidates.)

Before or during Candidate Filing Week.

During Candidate Filing Week.

Filing Schedule

If your raise or spend less than $2,000 per calendar year, the following filing schedule applies:

Due Date
Form Required
Period Covered
Jan 31, 2021
2020 Annual
Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2020
Jan 10, 2022
2021 Annual
Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2021

If you raise or spend $2,000 or more per calendar year, the following filing schedule applies:

PDF copies of the following schedule are available for download in the 2022 City Candidate Guide and the 2022 LAUSD Candidate Guide.

PRIMARY ELECTION: March 8, 2022

Due Date
Form Required
Period Covered
Feb 1, 2021
Semi-Annual
Jul 1 - Dec 31, 2020
Aug 2, 2021
Semi-Annual
Jan 1 - Jun 30, 2021
Oct 10, 2021
Quarterly
Jul 1 - Sep 30, 2021
Jan 10, 2022
Quarterly
Oct 1 - Dec 31, 2021
Jan 27, 2022
1st Pre-Election
Jan 1 - Jan 22, 2022
Feb 24, 2022
2nd Pre-Election
Jan 23 - Feb 19, 2022
Mar 4, 2022
3rd Pre-Election
Feb 20 - Mar 2, 2022
Aug 1, 2022
Semi-Annual
Mar 3 - Jun 30, 2022


GENERAL ELECTION: November 8, 2022 (if necessary)

Due Date
Form Required
Period Covered
Aug 1, 2022
Semi-Annual
Mar 3 - Jun 30, 2022
Sep 29, 2022
1st Pre-Run Off
Jul 1 - Sep 24, 2022
Oct 27, 2022
2nd Pre-Run Off
Sep 25 - Oct 22, 2022
Nov 4, 2022
3rd Pre-Run Off
Oct 23 - Nov 2, 2022
Jan 31, 2023
Semi-Annual
Nov 3 - Dec 31, 2022
Required Per Activity

The following forms are required when you perform certain activities:

Activity
Form Required
Due Date
Receive $1,000 or more within 90 days of election.
Within 24 hours of receipt.
Distribute a communication to 200 or more persons.

For City candidates:

  • Within 24 hours of distribution between candidate filing week and the general election.
  • Within 5 business days of distribution otherwise.

For LAUSD candidates:

  • Within 24 hours of distribution
End Candidacy

The following form must be filed if you choose to withdraw your candidacy before the election:

Form Required
Due Date
When candidacy is withdrawn.

The following forms must be filed to terminate your candidate campaign committee:

Form Required
Period Covered
Due Date

Campaign Statement of Organization (Form 410)

This form must be filed as a Termination statement.

N/A
When you terminate your committee

Campaign Recipient Committee Campaign Statement (Form 460) (Termination)

Your final campaign statement is considered a Termination statement.

Any time period since your last campaign statement, up to the date you terminate your committee.
Next filing deadline after the committee termination date.
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