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Candidate filing week begins Monday


King County candidate filing week is Monday, May 11 through Friday, May 15 and is for candidates running in either the August primary or the November general elections.


Candidate filing week begins Monday

Candidates planning to run for office in the August 4 Primary Election or the November 3 General Election must file Monday, May 11 through Friday, May 15. Online candidate filing is the most convenient option.

During filing week, candidates have three ways to file for office:

  • Online starting at 9 a.m. Monday, May 11 until 4 p.m., Friday, May 15. Candidates may file online 24 hours/day.
  • In-person from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily, Monday, May 11 through Friday, May 15. Candidates who choose to file in-person use designated computers at the King County Elections Department headquarters, 919 SW Grady Way, Renton.
  • By mail until May 15. Filings made by mail must be received no later than 4:30 p.m. on May 15, regardless of postmark. 


An updated list of candidate filings will be posted at noon and by 6 p.m. each day until the filing week ends.

New this year, candidates can sign up for notifications by email or text to get alerts about deadlines and other candidate-related information.

For more information

  • Candidate resources
  • Offices subject to election
  • Candidate manual
  • Contact Elections Operations at 206-296-1565

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