Campaign Disclosure Forms and Filings
State law requires the filing of campaign disclosure statements by local candidates for elective office, elected officeholders, and committees supporting or opposing local candidates or ballot measures. Statements are filed on a regular cycle, with additional statements required during election years. These statements provide the public with details on who contributes money to a committee, and how that money is spent. Disclosure requirements are very complicated. Those involved with campaign committees should become fully aware of the legal requirements surrounding campaign reporting.
Filer Access PortalCandidates and committees (including ballot measure and independent expenditure committees) within the jurisdiction of the City of Morgan Hill are required to file their disclosure statements with the . In addition to the paper filing, filers are also required to submit statements electronically.
Public Access PortalUse the Public Access Portal to research campaign contributions and expenditures, review campaign statements filed by candidates and examine a committee‘s filing history.
When Do I File?There are various filing deadlines depending on the type of committee, and whether or not that committee is involved in an active election. There are also special quarterly filing deadlines for measure committees during the petition qualification process. Measure committees with qualified initiatives or in the process of qualification require additional quarterly filings. Disclosure forms with a 24 hour filing deadline must file electronically.
What Do I File?Typical forms include: Statement of Intention Form 501; Statement of Organization Form 410; Semi-Annual Campaign Disclosure Statement Form 460; Pre-Election Campaign Disclosure Form 460; Pre- and Post- City Supplemental Campaign Disclosure Statement Form 460; Quarterly Measure Campaign Disclosure Statement Form 460; Supplemental Independent Expenditure Report Form 465 (Measure or Independent Expenditure Committees); Late Independent Expenditure Report Form 496; or Late Contribution Report Form 497. For a comprehensive listing of disclosure forms and/or detailed instructional manuals, visit the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) website.
Form 501, Candidate Intention Statement:
Form 410, Statement of Organization Recipient Committee:
Form 460, Recipient Committee Campaign Statement:
Form 470, Officeholder and Candidate Campaign Statement Short Form:
How Do I File? - Electronic Filings
To provide greater access to the public, the Morgan Hill Municipal Code requires that when these groups are required to file a disclosures electronically. Paper filings are no longer accepted, the only exceptions to receiving paper filings are: Candidate Intention Statement Form 501, Major Donor forms, or an initial 410 form establishing a new committee. This provision is contained in Morgan Hill Municipal Code section 1.16 related to elections.To assist filers in meeting this obligation, the City of Morgan Hill is providing, free of charge, an Internet based electronic campaign disclosure statement filing system. The system is fully searchable for use by the public. This ensures that receipts and expenditures in city election campaigns are fully and truthfully disclosed, and that voters may be fully informed. Elected officials, candidates, and committees who are required to file campaign disclosure statements with the City of Morgan Hill may do so through this system. (Note - a login and password are required for those filing electronic statements).
Responsibility of Filers
This website is intended to provide general information regarding campaign disclosure reporting. To the extent this information conflicts with state or local law, the law controls. Additional filing requirements may apply. If you have questions about what you are required to file, where to file it, or when to file it, please visit the or call toll free at 1-866-ASK-FPPC.
Need assistance of Have Questions?We are happy to assist you. Please contact us via email or by phone at 408-779-7259.
Gifts to an Agency
Form 801, Gift to Agency Report
Report of Public Official Appointments
Form 806, Agency Report of Public Official Appointments
The Form 806 is used to report additional compensation that officials receive when appointing themselves to positions on committees, boards or commissions of a public agency, special district, or joint powers agency or authority.