Candidate Resources

2020 Candidate Filing

Candidate Filing Week for the 2020 Election was May 11 - 15, 2020.

Candidates in Lot Draw Order
Lot Draw Certification
Candidates Who Have Filed
Candidate Filings - pdf - In filing order
PCO Candidate Filings - pdf - In filing order

The deadline to withdraw for the 2020 Primary and General Election was Monday, May 18, 2020 by 5 p.m. A Declaration of Candidacy may be withdrawn by submitting a written request for withdrawal to the Elections Office no later than 5 p.m. on the Monday following the last day that candidates may file.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.

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 15th 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. Alternatively, candidates lacking sufficient funds may submit a COVID-19 Filing Fee Petition Attestation form in lieu of a filing fee petition.

FormsQuick Links
Declaration of Candidacy Form2020 Offices Open
Declaration of Candidacy Form - PCO2020 Elected Officials
Declaration of Write-in Candidacy Form2020 Candidate Guide
Filing Fee Petition Form2020 Precinct Committee Officer Filing Guide
COVID-19 Filing Fee Petition Attestation2020 Jurisdiction Manual 
Withdrawal of Candidacy FormCandidates Who Have Filed
Election Data Request FormWhen do newly elected officials assume office?