A municipal election is held each even-numbered year.
Political Reform Act Campaign Disclosure Requirements and Filings
Since 1974, California has had in place a campaign finance disclosure law requiring candidates and committees to make public their contributions and expenditures. All local elected officeholders, candidates for local elected offices, and committees in support or opposed to local candidates are required to file their campaign disclosure reports with the City Clerk at specified intervals. Statements are filed on a regular cycle, with additional statements required during election years. These statements provide the public with details on who contributes money to a committee, and how that money is spent. Disclosure requirements are quite complicated. Those involved with campaign committees should become fully aware of the legal requirements surrounding campaign reporting. There are various filing deadlines for candidates and committees depending on the type of committee, and whether or not that committee is involved in an active election. There are also special quarterly filing deadlines for measure committees during the petition qualification process.
The Town of Danville requires elected officers, candidates, committees or other persons to file all campaign statements electronically, pursuant to Danville Ordinance 2018-01, adopted on 1/16/18.
The California Secretary of State and the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) website are resources for candidates and the authority on most campaign activities (FPPC Campaign Disclosure Forms). Information on voter registration, polling places and other election details can be found on the Contra Costa County Elections Page. Learn more at Secretary of State Elections Division website.