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Election InformationCampaign Information: Berkeley Election Reform Act


The Berkeley Election Reform Act (BERA) was adopted by the voters of Berkeley in 1974.  It contains requirements for local campaign committees that go beyond the requirements in state law.  It also created the Fair Campaign Practices Commission to enforce its provisions.

Berkeley Election Reform Act (BMC 2.12)

Fair Campaign Practices Commission (FCPC)

update FCPC Regulations (PDF 193 KB) - Amended July 2016 (Current)

FCPC Campaign Filing Manual (PDF 178 KB) - Amended March 2016

update FCPC Mass Mailing Form

FCPC Statement of Organization Form (PDF 65 KB)

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