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Online candidate filing is closed. Please contact Election Services if you have any questions at 206-296-1565.

Frequently asked questions

Online candidate filing is available 24 hours a day starting May 16, 2022, at 9 a.m. and ending on May 20, 2022, at 4 p.m.

Before you file for office you will need to:

  • Verify that you are registered to vote in the district for which you are filing.
  • Verify that your voter registration information is correct by logging into My Voter Information.
  • If your registration information is not correct, call us at 206-296-1565 before starting to file.
  • Read the Candidate Manual .

The following districts must file with the Secretary of State's Office :

  • US Senator
  • US Representative
  • State Supreme Court
  • State Senator and Representative for Legislative Districts 1, 30, 31, 32, and 39

The following districts must file with the primary filing officer:

When you are ready to file for office, you will need:

  • First and last name as you are registered to vote
  • Date of birth
  • Residential address
  • Campaign contact information (if any)
  • Email address
  • Phone number
  • Valid credit card (if there is a filing fee)
    • If you are submitting a filing fee petition, you must file in person at the Elections office in Renton

No, all filing fees are non-refundable (RCW 29A.24.131).

No, you must meet all of the qualifications for the office at the time of filing. Knowingly providing false information on the declaration of candidacy is a class C felony (RCW 29A.04.311).

Online registrations and changes are not processed immediately. If you have any questions about your voter registration or address changes, call us at 206-296-1565.

This brief tutorial will guide you through filing for office using the online candidate filing system.

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