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Candidate resource documents, including the Candidate Guidelines book and all appendices, are available for reference in Access Pismo:
Candidate Guidelines and Forms
- These documents are for use in conjunction with officially issued nomination materials only. In order to be qualify to be elected, prospective candidates must have official nomination papers issued by the City Clerk’s Office. Please contact the Clerk’s Office for more information at 805-773-4657 or email City Clerk Erica Inderlied at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions, or to make an appointment.
- These documents are intended as exhibits and reference materials. Fillable PDF versions of these forms, recommended for use by candidates for official filings, are available from the City Clerk’s Office and will be provided along with official nomination materials.
The regulations applicable to City Council and Mayor candidates are found in a variety of statutes and codes. A portion of the applicable regulations have been summarized for ease of use in the candidate nomination materials, but the information provided by staff is not legal advice and is by no means exhaustive.
Candidates are encouraged to review the full text of the regulations in question when making decisions about candidacy and political reform obligations. Links to some of the applicable regulations are provided below. Specific statutory citations for many topics are provided in the Candidate Guidelines book.
Candidates may also need to seek information about regulations not covered here, such as applicable tax laws.
California State Laws:
Political Reform Act (GC 81000 et seq.)
California Code of Regulations:
Secretary of State Ballot Designation Regulations (Secretary of State) (CCR 20710 et seq.)
FPPC Regulations (CCR 18109 et seq.)
Pismo Beach Regulations:
Pismo Beach Municipal Code (PBMC)