The 2019 Candidate Filing Week was May 13 - 17. The next Candidate Filing Week will be May 11 - 15, 2020.
To submit a Declaration of Candidacy, you must meet the following requirements:
You must be a registered voter in the district for which you are filing.
You must have a valid email address.
You must have a credit card if filing fees will be paid online.
Withdrawal of Declaration of Candidacy
A Declaration of Candidacy may be withdrawn by submitting a written request for withdrawal to the Elections Office no later than 5 p.m. on May 20, 2019. If this deadline is missed, you cannot receive an extension. Filing fees are non-refundable.
Alternative to Filing Fees
Persons lacking sufficient funds to pay the filing fee may submit a filing fee petition. You must file in person at the Elections Office, located at 207 N 4th Avenue, Rm 107, Kelso, WA 98626. Filing fee petitions cannot be submitted online and are due no later than May 17th at 5 p.m. The amount of signatures required are based on the dollar amount of the filing fee for the position. No partial submission of payment and signatures will be accepted.