You'll be downloading one file from this website, ppcm.zip. Be sure to unzip the contents to a separate folder before you try to use them (otherwise your database will be read-only.) Included in the compressed file are the following files:
The database you will be using (Note: You will need a copy of Microsoft Access
2000, 2002, 2003, 2007, or 2010 to run the PPCM.) There is no password on this
file, and you get the entire source code with it. You may customize it if you
wish. Note: You also get five support databases that are necessary for
operation. Be sure you download the database to the location you desire, and
keep the other databases with it.
A license for the software. Basically, you agree to hold DAL Services, Inc.
harmless for just about everything, including losing elections, and you
promise not to sue the company or its officers, directors, and employees.
This is the documentation for the software. You should read it before
attempting to use the PPCM (or have a campaign volunteer, such as your
Treasurer or Campaign Manager read it.)
A Commonwealth Department of State form for ordering SURE voter data. You want
to get a Full Voter Export List (letter "D") for your county. If your district
covers more than one county, get All Counties (this option is actually less
expensive.) Note: Order your data today, as the Department of State tends to
get a backlog during election season.
Campaign Finance Audit Procedures.pdf
There is always an outside chance that you will get audited by your county or
the Commonwealth Department of State. This document outlines the procedures
auditors will follow if you do get audited. If you read this document in
advance, you might learn a thing or two, and prevent future problems.
Text of an article that appeared in The Philadelphia Public Record and gave
the PPCM a much needed publicity boost.