Another variation of the error message is "Filer ID not registered for 20XX."  

Political committees “close out” at the end of every calendar year.  In January, create a new committee using the setup wizard in ORCA, import your names and addresses from the previous year and enter your beginning bank balance as carry forward cash; File>Committee Information>Carry Forward Cash.  Click the green “plus” sign and enter the amount and a description. Your contact names, addresses, occupation and employer will import.  The transactions of contributions and expenditures will not import into the New Year as your aggregates are tracked by calendar year.