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.
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?
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?
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?
Do you have a data API for programmers?
What is Campaign Explorer?
A candidate picked full reporting but her information doesn’t show up in the Campaign Explorer. Why?