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Monterey County Elections Electronic Filing System (EFS)

 

Monterey County Elections requires electronic filing of campaign statements.  On October 3, 2017, the Monterey County Board of Supervisors adopted an ordinance amending Chapter 1.10 of the Monterey County Code authorizing and requiring electronic filing of campaign disclosure statements, reports, and other documents with the Registrar of Voters of Monterey County.  All elected officers, candidates, committees, or other persons for whom the Registrar of Voters is the filing officer will be required, with few exceptions, to file campaign disclosure statements, reports, and other required documents electronically.  Please note that the campaign statements for city election officials, candidates and measures are filed with the City Clerk

 

The adopted ordinance authorizes and will require electronic filing of the following documents:

FPPC forms required to be filed electronically:

460 – Recipient Committee Campaign Statement

461 – Major Donor and Independent Expenditure Committee Campaign Statement

496 – Independent Expenditure Report 

497 – Contribution Report

450 – Recipient Committee Campaign Statement – short form

 

The few exceptions include:

FPPC forms that will be accepted in a paper format:

501 – Candidate Intention Statement

410 – Statement of Organization Recipient Committee

425 – Semi-Annual Statement of No Activity

470 – Officeholder and Candidate Campaign Statement – short form 

700 – Statement of Economic Interests 

 

The filing system, NetFile, is a web-based filing system that allows individuals to electronically track contributions and expenditures and submit campaign statements.  Alternatively, most third-party campaign accounting systems will produce an electronic file that you may upload to NetFile and use to file your statements electronically.

Please note that any documents not entered via the Filer Access Portal will take a few days to appear on the Public Access Portal.  A kiosk is available at the Monterey County Elections office to file, view and print nonredacted statements during regular business hours 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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