FPPC AdWatch - Pro-active Campaign Advertising Compliance Program

Under California’s Political Reform Act (the “Act”), most committees must put disclaimers on campaign advertisements that identify the committee that paid for or authorized the communication. (Advertising Requirements)

In an effort to quickly and effectively address possible violations of the Act, as it relates to mailers, doorhangers, signs, and electronic advertisements, you can submit to the FPPC any form of political campaign advertising that you believe may not be in compliance with the law.

How? Simply upload a copy of the materials, or just take a picture on your cell phone and send it to us. This can be done anonymously, or you can provide your contact information. Please note: All submissions are public information.

What happens? The Enforcement Division will review all submitted advertisements for compliance and will actively pursue any potential violations.

You will not be contacted about the outcome of your submission through this program. However, if you wish to file a sworn complaint, which entitles you to notification of the results of your submission, please go to the FPPC Enforcement page to file a “Sworn Complaint.” Or click this hyperlink to go there now: (File Sworn Complaint).

We look forward to engaging you and all members of the public in our ongoing mission of seeking compliance with the campaign advertisement requirements under the Act.

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