October 23, 2013 •
Electronic filing expanded
The Board of Supervisors has amended campaign finance regulations to require candidates and committees to electronically disclose all contributions of $1,000 or more, whether made during or outside the 90-day election cycle. Effective January 1, 2014, a candidate or political action committee must electronically post details of a contribution within 10 days if the amount meets or exceeds the $1,000 threshold outside an election cycle.
Currently, only contributions of $5,000 or more need to be posted electronically if made outside an election cycle. Contributions of $1,000 or more made during an election cycle will continue to be filed electronically within 24 hours.
The ordinance is expected to comply with Assembly Bill 2452, a new state law allowing local governing bodies to require electronic disclosure for contributions, so long as the locality complies with state regulations.
November 1, 2011 •
Candidates, Candidate Controlled Committees, and Independent Committees Affected
The Riverside County Board of Supervisors has approved ordinance number 913 which makes electronic campaign finance disclosure mandatory for candidates, candidate controlled committees, and independent committees which receive contributions or make expenditures of $5,000 or more.
Once the electronic reporting threshold has been met, all subsequent reports must be filed electronically.
The ordinance will take effect on November 28, 2011.
September 13, 2011 •
Candidates and PACs to be affected
The Riverside County Board of Supervisors will be considering a proposal today which would make electronic filing mandatory for all campaign finance reports filed by candidates and PACs.
The county registrar of voters presently has a system that allows for electronic filing; however, use of the system is optional.
The move to mandatory electronic filing is being proposed as a mechanism to increase transparency.