Candidate Filing Week for the 2021 election cycle will be May 17 - May 21.
Cowlitz County Elections may begin receiving paper Declarations of Candidacy by mail on May 3, 2021.
The deadline to withdraw for the 2021 Primary and General Election is May 24, 2021 by 5 p.m. A Declaration of Candidacy may be withdrawn by submitting a written request for withdrawal to the Elections Office no later than 5 p.m. on the Monday following the last day that candidates may file. If this deadline is missed, you cannot receive an extension. Filing fees are non-refundable.
You are invited to attend Cowlitz County Elections Candidate Filing Workshop. This training is intended to walk you through the process of how to file for office, the dates and deadlines to keep in mind, and how to utilize the resources at your disposal.