(Olympia, WA) -- Planning to run for office? Just a reminder that Candidate Filing Week is May 16 for people who want to run for any of the 165 offices up for election in Washington this year. Candidates must submit an application with the Office of the Secretary of State. Federal, statewide, and multi-county legislative or judicial offices must file with the Secretary of State. Other candidates should file with the county elections office in which the position resides.

File online at:

Online is available only between May 16 at 9 a.m. and ends May 20 at 4 p.m. sharp. Must be submitted by 4 p.m. Pay your filing fee online with Visa, MasterCard or American Express.


File in person with the Secretary of State at:

Washington Secretary of State's Office
Legislative Building
416 Sid Snyder Ave SW
Olympia, WA 98501

Monday, May 16, 8 am through Friday, May 20, 5 p.m.

If you file with your county auditor’s office, you can find the address at http://www.sos.wa.gov/elections/auditors


File by mail (The filing office cannot accept prior to 10 business days before the start of filing week and must be in office by close of business of the last day of filing.)

If you file with the Secretary of State, mail your declaration and filing fee to:

Candidate Filing
Office of the Secretary of State Election Division
P.O. Box 40229
Olympia, WA 98504-0229

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