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Online Candidate Filing - Start Here

This page was open from May 11 to May 15, 2020. The regular filing period is closed. 


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

  • Candidate filing forms to file in-person or by mail
  • Pay with cash or check
  • Submit a filing fee petition
  • Submit by 5 p.m. on Friday

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 for other offices.

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