What is TRACCER?
The LA County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk’s TRACCER (Track Registrar-Recorder’s Automated Campaign Contributions Electronic Reports) allows candidates and elected officials to use the Internet to file their campaign disclosure statements online directly with the RR/CC. In addition, TRACCER permits the public to view and search these statements on the RR/CC’s website.
Is filing online mandatory?
It is voluntary for all candidates, officeholders and campaign committees.
Why should I use TRACCER?
TRACCER offers several advantages to candidates and officeholders who file their campaign disclosure statements online:
- Cost : TRACCER is free. All you need is an Internet connection and either Netscape Navigator or Microsoft Internet Explorer (version 4.0 or later) to access the TRACCER website. http:// efs.lacounty.gov
- Security : Authorized access provides you with the ability to create, modify, and print statements relating to the assigned account. The public does not have access to your statement until you have electronically submitted your completed statement.
- Reduce paper handling : Candidates and officeholders who file online reduce paper handling and reduce the possibility for data entry errors that may occur when the re-keying of information is required.
- Compatibility with standard software: Committees who use third party software to create files in the Cal-Access format can upload prepared statements directly to our system.
How do I obtain a TRACCER login ID & password?
To file a statement on TRACCER, the officeholder, candidate, candidate’s official treasurer or assistant treasurer obtains a TRACCER login ID and password. Any one of these individuals can call or visit the RR/CC office to be issued a login ID and password.
You can call the RR/CC at (562) 462-2339 between the business hours of 8:00am – 5:00pm , Monday through Friday (excluding Holidays), or you may visit at 12400 E. Imperial Hwy. , Norwalk, Room 2003, CA 90650. In addition, you can also contact the office by e-mail at Traccer@rrcc.lacounty.gov. No ID or password is necessary, however, to simply view or search the information already submitted by filers.
What do I do if I lose my login ID & password?
You may either call or visit the RR/CC office to be reissued a new password; your login ID will remain the same. You can call the RR/CC at (562) 462-2339 between the business hours of 8:00am – 5:00pm, Monday through Friday (excluding Holidays), or you may visit at 12400 E. Imperial Hwy., Room 2003, Norwalk, CA 90650. In addition, you can also contact the office by e-mail at Traccer@rrcc.lacounty.gov or fax your request to (562) 651-2548, Attn: TRACCER Administrator.
What are my software needs?
TRACCER is Internet-based; no additional software is needed. You will need to have Netscape Navigator or Microsoft Internet Explorer (version 4.0 or later), to access the RR/CC homepage and the TRACCER.
How does TRACCER work with my existing software?
If you already use software provided by a third party (such as Netfile or Statecraft) to manage your campaign contribution and expenditure activity, you may upload your Cal-Access file directly into TRACCER.
What are the deadlines for filing online?
Whether you are filing by paper or online, you are required to file on or before the filing deadline. For specific deadlines, consult the campaign disclosure filing schedule. Otherwise, officeholders in non-election years are required to file on a semi-annual basis.
Am I still required to file a paper version of my campaign disclosure statement?
Yes. State law continues to require you to file a hard copy of your disclosure statement by the deadlines established in the law. This paper copy can be printed from TRACCER. (See “How to Print a Submitted Statement.”) Remember that your paper version must include an original signature from both the candidate or officeholder and the committee treasurer.
What if I decide not to file online?
You may continue to file only the required paper version of the California Form 460. Failure to file a disclosure statement as required can result in substantial penalties – criminal, civil, and administrative. Additionally, failure to file on time can result in a late filing penalty of $10 per day. By law, there are no extensions for filing deadlines.
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