Candidates and Campaigns

The Public Ethics Commission enforces campaign rules, acts as official filing officer for campaign statements, and provides resources to educate candidates and committees about local rules and requirements.


Contribution limits, highlights of campaign laws, candidate toolkits, advertising rules and other helpful information about campaigns.


The Commission publishes educational materials and comprehensive guides to the Oakland Campaign Reform Act and Limited Public Financing Act to assist you in complying with local law.


On demand training provides an overview of the California Political Reform Act and Oakland Campaign Reform Act provisions for candidates and campaign treasurers, as well as Oakland's Limited Public Financing program for District Council candidates.

Reporting Campaign Finances

The Law

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