Any individual, business, union, organization or other person who makes independent expenditures totaling $1,000 or more supporting or opposing a candidate or ballot measure must submit a C-6 to the PDC within 5 days and then on this schedule:
*Only file reports when expenditures have been made since the last report.
The exception are political committees, which report IEs on their regular expenditure reports (C-4s) unless the independent expenditure requires expedited reporting because of its size and proximity to the election.
If an IE is advertising that meets both of the following conditions, the sponsor must report it on a C-6 within 24 hours of, or on the first working day after, the date the ad was published, mailed or made public:
Additional independent expenditure ads presented during this 21 days -- costing any amount -- must be reported on a C-6 within 24 hours of, or on the first working day after, the date the additional ad is first published, mailed or made public.
Advertising must have all of the following four characteristics in order to qualify as an electioneering communication:
Electioneering communications must be reported within 24 hours of, or on the first working day after, the date the communication was first broadcast, mailed, erected or published.
Reporting must be done electronically. You will need to register an account if you or your organization have never previously filed a C-6.
Once signed into the filing application, choose the correct box for the activity you are reporting. If an advertising expense qualifies both as an independent expenditure and an electioneering communication, report it as an electioneering communication.
Provide sponsor's full name and U.S. mail address as well as your email address and phone number, including area code. If two or more sponsors are jointly paying for advertising, each sponsor needs to file a C-6, reporting their respective financial activity.
Itemize each payment of more than $200 associated with the advertising. "Date made" is the date the expense was first obligated.
Itemize payments made to consultants. Also show the aggregate of payments of $200 or less.
Place the sum of all expenditures in the space provided.
Also show the aggregate total of all C-6 reported expenditures made by this sponsor during this election campaign, regardless of which candidates or ballot measures were referenced in the advertising.
List all candidates and/or ballot measures identified in the advertising. Regarding candidates, identify the office and district sought (e.g. Leg. 22-House), and the party affiliation if the candidate is seeking partisan office. For both candidates and ballot measures, indicate:
Some sponsors will also need to disclose funding sources. Sponsors who received funds from any source in excess of $250 for the communication must disclose information about each source. They must also show total funds received from these sources.