Election Information: Electronic Campaign Statement Filing
Mandatory Electronic Campaign Filing (BERA § 2.12.032)
On September 10, 2013, the City Council adopted an amendment to the Berkeley Election Reform Act (BERA) requiring Berkeley campaign committees that raise or spend $1,000 or more to file their campaign statements electronically. This requirement became effective January 1, 2014. Previously, electronic filing of campaign statements was voluntary. The amendment also designates the electronic statement as the filing of record, thus eliminating the need to file hard copies with original signatures for most types of filings.
The City of Berkeley e-filing system (provided by NetFile, Inc.) is free to users, quick to set up, and easy to use. The City Clerk Department provides one-on-one training to all users. Call 981-6908 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions and to schedule a training appointment.
Candidates, Treasurers, and Assistant Treasurers may wish to review the documentation below in advance of their training appointment. Some steps may be completed in advance of the training using the instructions below.
Instructions for New Users
Instructions for Existing NetFile Users
**NEW** Signer Verification Instructions for Existing NetFile Users