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Office of the City Clerk
As the City of San Jose Elections Official, the City Clerk administers State, and Local procedures through which the City Councilmembers are selected. The City Clerk assists candidates in meeting their legal responsibilities before, during and after an election. From Election pre-planning and filing nomination paperwork to certification of election results and filing of final campaign disclosure documents, the City Clerk manages the process which forms the foundation of our City government.  The City Clerk does not provide legal interpretation or legal guidance on State rules or Local ordinances.

**Due to President’s Day Holiday, Nomination Paperwork
may be picked up beginning 8:00 a.m. February 16, 2016.**

  • Netfile Search
    Use the Public Access Portal to research campaign contributions and expenditures, review campaign statements filed by candidates, examine a committee‘s filing history, or view lobbyist filings.
  • Netfile Portal for Filers
    Use the Filer Access Portal to create electronic campaign statements and lobbyist filings. Before you begin you must have received your Electronic Filing System filer identification number and password. To get a filer identification number and password for your committee, call the Office of the City Clerk at (408) 535-1260.

  • City of San José Office of the City Attorney
    The City Attorney’s Office provides legal interpretation of the San José Municipal Code regarding elections and ethics.
  • City of San José Ethics Commission
    The San José Ethics Commission monitors compliance with all campaign and ethics ordinances in the San José Municipal Code. The commission reviews and investigates allegations of violations of the Code and makes recommendations for enforcement action where appropriate.
  • Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC)
    The FPPC is the State agency that enforces State laws regarding, among other things, campaign financing and spending, financial conflicts of interest, and gifts and honoraria given to public officials and candidates under the Political Reform Act. The FPPC provides written and oral advice to public agencies, candidates and officials on the requirements of the Political Reform Act. The FPPC’s Advice Line can be reached at 1-866-ASK-FPPC (1-866-275-3772) or .
  • Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters
    The Registrar of Voters (ROV) is the County Elections Official and the office conducts all Federal, State, County, Municipal, School District, and Special District scheduled and special elections. The ROV Office is also responsible for voter registration, education and outreach; maintenance of registration files; verification of initiatives, referenda and recall petitions; and filing of campaign reports.
  • State of California Secretary of State Elections Division
    The Elections Division oversees all federal and state elections within California. As the chief elections officer for the largest state in the nation, the California Secretary of State tests and certifies all voting equipment for security, accuracy, reliability and accessibility in order to ensure that every vote is counted as it was cast. The Secretary also ensures election laws and campaign disclosure requirements are enforced, maintains a statewide database of all registered voters, certifies the official lists of candidates for elections, tracks and certifies ballot initiatives, compiles election returns and certifies election results, educates California citizens about their voting rights, and promotes voter registration and participation.