Frequently asked questions regarding the PDC's disclosure systems. These questions and answers are intended to help you understand what tools are available to help you follow the money.
What is Campaign Explorer?
A candidate picked full reporting but her information doesn’t show up in the Campaign Explorer. Why?
What does “not raising $5,000” mean on a race overview page?
A candidate or committee appears to have spent more than received. How can that be?
I heard about an independent expenditure a group made in support of a candidate, but I can’t find it in PDC reports. Why might that be?
I’m a Mac user. Why does nothing happen when I click on the download links?
What is a “caucus committee”?
The "loading" message is all I see when I try to look at data. What's the problem?
Why would I want to use this search function?
What if I am not a registered voter?
Why am I seeing all the City Council races when my ballot allows me to vote on only a few of them?
What happens to my address data after I enter it into the PDC website?
What if I want to see all the races for a certain election year rather than just the ones in my community?
I live in a small town, and I don’t see the candidates for my jurisdiction on the PDC website. Why?
Do you have a data API for programmers?