497 24-hour/10-day Contribution Report Instructions

Who Uses Form 497

State Committees - When a Form 497 is Required

State committees must file a form 497 when:

State Committees - Where to File

Except as noted below, state committees file Form 497 electronically with the Secretary of State. This applies even to committees that have not reached the $25,000 threshold for filing other reports electronically. No paper copies of this report are required, and no copies are required to be filed with other filing officers.

Special Note: For contributions related to the qualification of local measures, the Form 497 must be filed in the place(s) a primarily formed committee for the local measure is required to file. This Form 497 must be filed by fax, guaranteed overnight delivery, personal delivery or email. Some jurisdictions require electronic submissions. Check with the local elections office.

Local Committees - When a Form 497 is Required

Local committees must file a Form 497 when:

Local Committees - Where to File

Local Committees file Form 497 at the same location(s) it regularly files campaign statements

Special Note: For contributions related to the qualification of local measures, the Form 497 must be filed in the place(s) a primarily formed committee for the local measure is required to file.

Regular mail may not be used. The Form 497 must be filed by fax, guaranteed overnight delivery, personal delivery or email. Some jurisdictions require electronic submissions. Check with the local elections office.

Filing Deadlines

24-Hour Deadline

Except for the 10-day deadline noted below, the Form 497 is due within 24 hours of making or receiving contributions that total in the aggregate $1,000 or more.

Exceptions:

10-Business Day Deadline

Other Important Information:

How to Complete Form 497

Report Number: Provide a unique identifying number on each Form 497 filed. Amendments to a report must show the original report identification number and state the reason for the amendment.

Date of Election: If the contribution was made to a city or county committee, you must enter the date of the election.

Contributions Recieved: Complete Part 1.

Contributions Made: Complete Part 2.

Committees required to disclose making contributions of $5,000 or more (see “When a Form 497 is Required” on previous pages): Report on Part 1 all contributions of $100 or more received since the closing date of the last campaign statement (Form 450 or 460) filed. Such contributions are not required to be reported on more than one ballot measure contribution report (Form 497).

This form was prepared by the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC). For detailed information on campaign reporting requirements and the Information Practices Act of 1977, see the FPPC Campaign Disclosure Manual for your type of committee. Campaign filing deadlines, forms, and other informational materials are available on the FPPC website (www.fppc.ca.gov).

Authority cited: Government Code Sections 82036, 84203, 84203.3, 84204.5, 84250 and 85309 and FPPC Regulations 18116 and 18466

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