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
The following forms must be filed to begin your candidacy for the 2022 City and LAUSD Elections.
Form RequiredDue 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.
Acceptance or Rejection of Matching Funds (Form 20). (Not applicable to LAUSD Candidates.)
Before or during Candidate Filing Week.
If your raise or spend less than $2,000 per calendar year, the following filing schedule applies:
Due DateForm RequiredPeriod CoveredJan 31, 20212020 Annual
Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2020Jan 10, 20222021 Annual
Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2021
If you raise or spend $2,000 or more per calendar year, the following filing schedule applies:
Due DateForm RequiredPeriod CoveredFeb 1, 2021Semi-Annual
Jul 1 - Dec 31, 2020Aug 2, 2021Semi-Annual
Jan 1 - Jun 30, 2021Oct 10, 2021Quarterly
Jul 1 - Sep 30, 2021Jan 10, 2022Quarterly
Oct 1 - Dec 31, 2021Jan 27, 20221st Pre-Election
Jan 1 - Jan 22, 2022Feb 24, 20222nd Pre-Election
Jan 23 - Feb 19, 2022Mar 4, 20223rd Pre-Election
Feb 20 - Mar 2, 2022Aug 1, 2022Semi-Annual
Mar 3 - Jun 30, 2022
GENERAL ELECTION: November 8, 2022 (if necessary)
Due DateForm RequiredPeriod CoveredAug 1, 2022Semi-Annual
Mar 3 - Jun 30, 2022Sep 29, 20221st Pre-Run Off
Jul 1 - Sep 24, 2022Oct 27, 20222nd Pre-Run Off
Sep 25 - Oct 22, 2022Nov 4, 20223rd Pre-Run Off
Oct 23 - Nov 2, 2022Jan 31, 2023Semi-Annual
Nov 3 - Dec 31, 2022
The following forms are required when you perform certain activities:
ActivityForm RequiredDue DateReceive $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
The following form must be filed if you choose to withdraw your candidacy before the election:
Form RequiredDue DateWhen candidacy is withdrawn.
The following forms must be filed to terminate your candidate campaign committee:
Form RequiredPeriod CoveredDue Date
This form must be filed as a Termination statement.N/AWhen you terminate your committee
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.