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Within 2 weeks of organizing

Register the committee (File a C-1pc)

NOTE:  Committees organizing within three weeks of election must register within 3 business days of organizing.

January 10 File a C-3 for each deposit made in the previous month and a C-4 report that covers the period through Dec 31
February 12 File a C-3 for each deposit made in the previous month and a C-4 report that covers the period through Jan 31
March 12 File a C-3 for each deposit made in the previous month and a C-4 report that covers the period through Feb 28
April 10 File a C-3 for each deposit made in the previous month and a C-4 report that covers the period through Mar 31
May 10 File a C-3 for each deposit made in the previous month and a C-4 report that covers the period through Apr 30
May 14-18 Declaration of candidacy filing week
June 1 Begin filing C-3 reports weekly, each Monday, for deposits made during previous 7 days (Monday through Sunday)
June 11 File monthly C-4, if necessary, that covers the period through May 31
June 25 Last day before primary election to change from mini to full reporting without special circumstances
July 17

Committees participating in the primary election file a C-4 that covers the period June 1 through July 16.

Committees not participating in the primary election file monthly reports in June, July, August, and September.

July 28 - Aug 6 Campaign books open for public inspection
July 31 Committees participating in primary election file a C-4 that covers the period July 17 through July 30
July 31 - Aug 6 Special reports due if committee makes to or receives contributions of $1,000 or more from one source
AUGUST 7 PRIMARY ELECTION DAY
August 31 Last day before general election to change from mini to full reporting without special circumstances
Sept. 10

Post-primary C-4 due that covers the period July 31 through August 31

Committees that did not participate in primary election file a report for the month of August

October 16 21-day pre-general C-4 report due - report for the period Sept 1 through Oct 15
Oct 16 - Nov 5
  1. Special reports due if committee makes to or receives contributions of $1,000 or more from one source
  2. Unless the contribution is from the state committee of a bona fide political party, only ballot measure committees may 1) receive contributions over $5,000 i the aggregate from one source or 2) make aggregate contributions totaling over $5,000 to a candidate or other political committee that is not a ballot measure committee.
Oct 27 - Nov 5 Campaign books open for public inspection
October 30 7-day pre-general C-4 report due - report for the period Oct 16 through Oct 29
November 5 Last Monday that weekly C-3 reports must be filed
NOVEMBER 6 GENERAL ELECTION DAY
December 10 Post-general C-4 due that covers Oct 30 through Nov 30.  File C-3s that have not been filed for any deposits made in November.
January 10, 2019 End of election cycle C-4 due that covers Dec 1 through Dec 31.  File C-3s for any deposits made in December.