Candidate Election Information
2020 City of San José Mayor and City Councilmember Primary Election General Information
2020 Election Dates of Interest
- FORM 502 Personal Campaign Funds Declaration of Candidate
- FORM 504 Disclosure of Post-Election Payment Agreements
Initiatives and Measures
- Measure E: Resolution No. 79325-a ballot measure proposal to amend Title 4 of the San Jose Municipal Code to add Chapter 4.59 related to the new real property transfer tax.-Argument Deadline-December 10 at noon. Rebuttals due December 17 at noon.
- SPECIAL ALL MAIL BALLOT ELECTION-regarding alteration of community facilities district no. 8 (Communications Hill).
- Ballot title and summary: Proposed Initiative Measure Related to Mayoral Elections and Campaign Contributions
CAMPAIGN FINANCE REPORTS
- View Campaign Forms
Contains financial information provided by local candidates and committees as well as lobbyist filings. It can answer questions about who is contributing money, who is receiving money, how it is being spent and who a lobbyist is lobbying. 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.
- Filer Access Portal
The City of San Jose's Office of the City Clerk is pleased to offer a new online filing feature for our campaign financial disclosure. This portal will provide the capability for filers to complete and submit campaign finance disclosure forms online. It is an easy, convenient, and user-friendly way to file these forms. This new, free online service is available to any local committee, candidate, or officeholder that is required to file campaign disclosure documents with our office. This system will also accommodate Cal-Access filers who may use another professional software system allowing those filers to upload data from another system.
Guide for CAL Access Filers (For clients that use another system to manage their accounts)
The City Attorney’s Office provides
legalinterpretation of the San José Municipal Code regarding elections and ethics.
The San José Board of Fair Campaign and Political Practices 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 email@example.com.
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.
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.