The Sacramento County Registrar of Voters kicked off the testing phase for an online campaign disclosure system on March 19. This new system allows any local elected official, committee or candidate to complete their legally required financial disclosure information electronically from any computer.
“This is yet another achievement in Sacramento County’s ongoing commitment to streamlining procedures and increasing transparency,” said County Executive Officer Bradley J. Hudson. “Combined with our Open Data Portal, 3-1-1 online reporting system, E-comment for public testimony and mobile friendly web designs, we are steadily moving forward in our efforts to be a leader in using technology to enhance and improve service delivery.”
Prior to launching the new system, candidates and committees were required to submit their campaign disclosure documents to the Voter Registration and Elections Office in person or by mail. Citizens and reporters interested in disclosure information would have to visit the office to review or print and purchase the disclosure filings.
“With this new system, candidates and committees can complete the paperwork from their own homes fast and efficiently,” said Sacramento Registrar of Voters Jill Lavine. “Most importantly, the public now has 24/7 access to this campaign information which is an important part of our democratic process.”
The online system will be optional during the one-year trial period and is available to any local elected official or campaign within the County that is required to file campaign disclosure documents.
For more information, visit the Sacramento County Voter Registration and Elections website. Read the FAQ's.
Note: Hard copy files submitted prior to the launch of the online system will remain available for public viewing.