Candidate Instructional Guide - November 2022 Election

Election Activities in General

All candidates are required to file some level of campaign disclosure documents and/or reports. These documents are required by Government Code and provide the public with details on who contributes money or items to a candidate’s campaign, and how the candidate spends that money. Disclosure requirements are very complicated. These instructions provide only basic guidelines on which forms to file and when. The City Clerk cannot engage in rendering legal, accounting or other professional advice. Candidates are responsible for ensuring they meet the legal requirements of state and local laws. Prepared by the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC), Campaign Disclosure Manual 2 – Information for Local Candidates is the best resource for candidates regarding how to complete campaign reporting forms, establish a campaign committee, manage a campaign account, and what the Government Code requires of a candidate and committee treasurer. The manual is provided to candidates with nomination documents and is available on the FPPC’s website. The FPPC is available by phone at 1-866-ASK-FPPC to help anyone who has a reporting requirement under the Political Reform Act provisions of the Government Code. Advice hours are Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. In addition to state law, Morgan Hill Municipal Code section 1.16.050 provides for local campaign provisions. These provisions include the requirement to file campaign statements using the City’s designated electronic filing system. The full text of City Code section 1.16.050 is available on the City’s website. Candidates are encouraged to thoroughly read Campaign Disclosure Manual 2 and applicable Municipal Code sections to ensure compliance with all provisions. GETTING STARTED

Page 44 of 61

17575 Peak Avenue | Morgan Hill, CA 95037 (408) 779-7259 |

Rev. 03/16/22

Made with FlippingBook - Online Brochure Maker