Candidate Filing

Online Candidate Filing - Start Here

2019 Online candidate filing: May 13th at 9am to May 17th at 4pm.

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Questions? Call (360) 902-4180 or toll free (800) 448-4881. Assistance is available Monday- Friday, 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.


You may file your Declaration of Candidacy online with the Secretary of State's Office for these public offices:

  • United States Senator
  • United States Represenative
  • State Representative (multi-county only)
  • Supreme Court Justice
  • Court of Appeals Judge
  • Superior Court Judge (multi-county only)

Contact your county to learn if online filing is available for other offices.

Requirements to file online (2020 online filing opens May 11th at  9am)

  • Be registered to vote in the district for which you are filing
  • Pay with Visa, MasterCard or American Express
  • Provide a valid email address
  • Submit by 4pm on Friday

File in person or by mail when:

Knowingly providing false information on a Declaration of Candidacy is a class C felony as provided by RCW 29A.84.711.