Advocating for or against candidates and bills in San Diego city elections, including campaign literature, is subject to the Political Reform Act. This law requires candidates and committees to submit campaign statements within specific deadlines, which disclose contributions received and expenses incurred. These documents are public and can be audited by the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) and Franchise Tax Board (FTB) to ensure that voters are fully informed and that mispractices are prohibited. It is the responsibility of candidates and committees to understand the rules that govern their campaigns in California.
Information on candidates and measures for cities in San Diego County can be found at that city's city clerk's office. Last year, San Diego County adopted the voting center model, a California system that offers fewer locations, longer hours and more voting options. County General Information (85) 694-39002-1-1, contacts with the San Diego Board of Supervisors and Department of Media Information are also available. The Political Reform Act is an essential tool for promoting transparency and fairness in elections.
It is vital for candidates and committees to comprehend the regulations that oversee their campaigns in California. By providing voters with access to information on candidates and measures, as well as offering more voting options, San Diego County is taking steps to guarantee that all citizens have a voice in their local elections.