July 11, 2019

The amount that a political party may donate to your election campaign depends on how many registered voters there are in the jurisdiction where you’re running.  If you don’t have that number entered into ORCA, even a $1 contribution will make ORCA say that they gave too much.

If you’re running for Legislature or a county office, the number of voters in your legislative district or county is available from a chart here. If you need the number of voters for a city council, school board or other office, contact the PDC, and we’ll get that number for you. 

When you have the number of registered voters in the jurisdiction where you’re running, open your ORCA campaign, click on File on the upper left, then Committee Information. On the committee information screen, click on Campaign Limits from the options on the left. 

There’s a place on that screen to enter the number of registered voters. Once you do, ORCA will have the contribution limits for party committees to your campaign. 

These limits are per election cycle — it’s the amount they can give during the period from January 1st after the last general election for that office through December 31st after the next general election.