Instructions for Verification of Independent Expenditures

Who Files

A committee’s principal officer, or in the case of a controlled committee, the candidate, officeholder or state ballot measure proponent, must sign an independent expenditure verification, under penalty of perjury. The verification states that the independent expenditure(s) was not coordinated with the affected candidate or measure committee or their opponent and the committee reported all contributions and reimbursements. (Section 84213.)

When to File

This form is required to be filed within 10 days from the date of an independent expenditure that totals, in the aggregate, $1,000 or more in a calendar year to support or oppose a candidate or measure. A candidate or measure is listed only once for each election.

If a change must be made to a previously filed form (example, addition of ballot measure number) the amendment must be filed within 10 days.


10 days from the date of the committee's first independent expenditure.

Where to File

This form must be filed with the Fair Political Practices Commission (“FPPC”) by email. The originally signed form must be maintained with the committee’s campaign records.


How to Complete

Part 1

Identify the name and street address of the committee that is making the independent expenditure(s). Provide, if applicable, the committee’s FPPC ID number.

The address should be the same as the address reported on the Statement of Organization (Form 410) or the Major Donor/Independent Expenditure Report (Form 461).

Part 2

List the name of the candidate or measure, mark support or oppose, list the office sought or held for a candidate, the candidate’s or measure’s jurisdiction (and district if applicable) and the date of the election.

Part 3

If a committee has more than one principal officer, only one individual must sign this form. A principal officer signing the statement for a recipient committee must be listed on the committee’s Statement of Organization (Form 410). In the case of a controlled committee, a candidate, officeholder or state ballot measure proponent must sign the form. Check one box to identify whether the individual signing the statement is a principal officer, candidate or state ballot measure proponent.

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: A recipient committee has five principal officers. May any of the officers sign the form?

Answer: Yes, as long as the individual is listed on the committee’s Statement of Organization (Form 410). The same principal officer is not required to sign subsequent forms.

Question: How frequently must the Form 462 be file?

Answer: : Only one form is required to identify the candidates/measures supported or opposed for each election. Once the candidate/measure is listed on a Form 462, no further filings are required for that election.

Note: Do not file this form each time an independednt expenditure is made.

Question: May a treasurer sign this form?

Answer: : A treasurer or assistant treasurer may sign only if the individual is also a principal officer responsible for approving the political activities of the committee. An individual must be specifically listed as a principal officer on the Statement of Organization (Form 410).

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

Form 462

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