Resources for Candidates

The Public Ethics Commission enforces campaign rules, acts as official filing officer for campaign statements, and provides resources to educate candidates and committees about local rules and requirements. These webpages summarize and highlight important requirements, but please refer to our comprehensive guides to the Oakland Campaign Reform Act and Limited Public Financing Program for a detailed explanation of your responsibilities as a candidate. For information on the nominations process and qualifying for the ballot, please contact the Office of the City Clerk.


Use the options above to learn more about Oakland laws regulating candidates and campaign committees, how to file campaign finance statements and reports, and opportunities to receive public financing for your campaign.

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