All required PDC reports can be e-filed. A candidate that expects to spend or actually spends $5,000 or more must e-file contribution and expenditure reports.
Free E‑filing software, ORCA, is available from the PDC. ORCA tutorials are available under its Help menu and the PDC offers training in Olympia. NOTE: Candidates must register E-filing accounts and submit passwords to the PDC before sending reports.
When using the ORCA software, candidates should keep in mind that campaign data from the start of the campaign must be entered in order for the software to work properly. Like any software, there is a learning curve, so candidates and their treasurers are encourage to install the software and become familiar with it before the day the first reports are due.
Use the PDC's online help desk for assistance with electronic filing of campaign finance reports.