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Online Candidate Filing - Start Here

Online Candidate Filing will open here from 9: 00 a.m. May 16 to May 20 at 4:00 p.m. 

  • You must submit before 4:00 p.m. sharp on Friday, May 20. The portal will stop receiving declarations at that time.
  • Mobile devices are not recommended.
  • Payment must accompany the declaration before an election official may process.
  • Please allow 24-48 hours for candidacy approval. You will receive a confirmation email to the candidate email address.


Requirements to file online

  • 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 4 p.m. on Friday.

File in person or by mail

Filing office

All candidates are encouraged to file a Declaration of Candidacy online. For help, please contact your filing office.

The Office of the Secretary of State administers the public offices listed below. Contact your county elections office for all other offices.

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

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

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