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Running for office in King County

Running for office

To become a candidate, you must complete and file a Declaration of Candidacy, meet the qualifications for the office at the time of filing, and be registered to vote in the district. Read the Candidate Manual for more information.

Public Health Notice

As part of the continued effort to stop the spread of CoVID-19 in our community, King County Elections strongly recommends filing online. Those who do come in person will be required to wear a face covering that covers their nose and mouth. If you have any questions or need assistance, please email or give us a call at 206-296-VOTE (8683).

Candidate resources

Online filing

Paper forms

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