(a) Whenever any elected officer, candidate or political committee is required by the California Political Reform Act to file a semi-annual campaign statement, a pre-election campaign statement, an amended campaign statement, a supplemental pre-election campaign statement, a report disclosing a contribution received by or made to a candidate, local ballot measure, or an independent expenditure made for or against a candidate or local ballot measure as defined by Government Code Section 84615, and any further amendments to it, or more, during an election cycle with the Registrar of Voters, it shall be filed electronically beginning January 1, 2022, and may be filed electronically beginning on the effective date of the ordinance codified in this section until that date. The elected officer, candidate or committee shall file the statement using the electronic filing system available on the Registrar of Voters’ website. The street or address or building number of the persons or entity representatives, or any bank account number, shall be redacted and not be displayed online.
(b) Statements or reports that are filed electronically with the Registrar of Voters pursuant to this section need not also be filed in a paper format.
(c) This requirement does not apply to any candidate who receives contributions or makes expenditures in a calendar year totaling less than the amount defined by Government Code Section 84615, and any further amendments to it.
(d) In any instance in which the original statement, report, or other document is required to be filed with the Secretary of State and a copy of that statement, report, or other document is required to be filed with the local government agency, the filer is exempt from filing the statement electronically as provided by Government Code Section 84615. However, the filer has the option of filing an electronic copy with the Registrar of Voters. (Ord. 2680, § 2, 8/10/2021)