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

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. Beginning Dec. 29, 2020, you should have version 1.460 or higher.

Some installation tips are here. ORCA for Windows is compatible with all versions of Microsoft Windows for PCs that are currently under mainstream support by Microsoft. As of May 2022, Windows 10 and Windows 11 are supported. 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. Beginning Dec. 29, 2020, you should have version 1.460 or higher.

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

Some installation tips are here. ORCA for MacOS is compatible with all versions of MacOS that are currently supported by Apple. As of May 2022, Mac OS X 10.15, 11 and 12, are supported. Older versions of MacOS 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.
  • Starting April 27, 2021, ORCA began a gradual transformation to a web-based product. It takes on a new look, but retains the same functionality. Read more about the changes here.
  • ORCA FAQs
  • A video of an online ORCA training is available here.
  • Read a step-by-step guide to creating C-3 and C-4 reports.

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