To be able to raise money online you will need to file a FORM 410 with the California Secretary of State’s office. All the information you need can be found in the Candidate Toolkit on this link.
Click here to download and print out the Election Calendar for the Nov 8, 2022, election. It provides a list on when you need file FORM 460 to report campaign income and expenses
ONLINE FUNDRAISING PLATFORMS**
Once you file FORM 410 you will receive a FPPC number which you can then use in opening an ONLINE FUNDRAISING account. You will need to choose an online POLITICAL fundraising vendor which provides the services to collect the donor information required and provide reports you will need to in order to file the FORM 460
Here are two fundraising platforms (friendly to conservatives) that you should consider. They charge different fees and accept different forms of payment. There are links to their sites so you can evaluate:
- Charges 4.0% + 30¢ per transaction
- Accepts credit/debit cards, ACH/bank draft, Apple Pay, PayPal
- Charges 6.5% + 40 cents per transaction. No other fees.
**NOTE: You cannot use Pay Pal, Go Fundme, etc because they do not give you the ability to match donor information to amounts collected. For each donation, you must collect: Name, Address, Employer, Occupation (or retired). You must report by NAME every donor that contributes $100 or more in an election cycle.