ORCA (Online Reporting of Campaign Activity) is the PDC-provided software for online filing of C-1, C-3, and C-4 campaign finance reports. This includes supplemental reports such as schedule B, C, and L.

NOTE: The PDC is aware that users who are running a version of Windows 10 released in fall 2017 could encounter random crashes in ORCA due to a bug in Windows. Microsoft has corrected the problem in its spring 2018 update. Depending on your computer configuration, this update may not be automatically installed. Please ensure you are using Windows 10 version 1803 or later. To find your version of Windows 10, click  the "Windows" icon, type "winver" and press "Enter." More information about the Windows 10 Spring 2018 update is available from Microsoft.

ORCA Downloads

ORCA is campaign management software that you download and install on your computer.

*Please note that every computer is slightly different. You will have additional steps other than the ones listed below. The ORCA Setup Wizard will walk you through most of the process. Your computer may prompt you to take additional action.

Download or Update ORCA for Windows

​ORCA will most likely open automatically when it is done loading. If it does not, you can find it on your C: drive. You can see what version you have in the top left corner of the page after the update. You should have version 1.120.

Some installation tips are here. ORCA for Windows is compatible with Windows Vista, Windows 7 and more recent versions. Older versions of Windows may work with ORCA but they have not been tested by the PDC. 

Download or Update ORCA for Mac OS

You may need to go to your “downloads” folder to finish the installation process. When ORCA is open, you can see what version you have in the top left corner of the page. You should have version 1.120. 

If you have an older version of ORCA it is most likely in your “Applications” folder.

Some installation tips are here. ORCA for Mac OS is compatible with Mac OS X 10.9 and more recent versions. Older versions of Mac OS X may work with ORCA but they have not been tested by the PDC.

 

ORCA Help and Training

  • Browse available training dates on the PDC calendar and register online.
  • ORCA FAQs
  • A video of the ORCA training conducted at PDC offices is available here.  
  • Read a step-by-step guide to creating C-3 and C-4 reports. 

ORCA Alternatives

In addition to the PDC provided ORCA, the following third parties campaign management solutions can submit reports online to the PDC. If you are interested in a campaign management solution, please contact the vendors directly.

Additional online electronic filing options are available for lobbyists, independent expenditures and others.