Candidate Resources

2021 Candidate Filing

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to withdraw for the 2021 Primary and General Election is May 24, 2021 by 5 p.m. A Declaration of Candidacy may be withdrawn by submitting a written request for withdrawal to the Elections Office no later than 5 p.m. on the Monday following the last day that candidates may file.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.

Forms and Resources

2021 Candidate Filing Guide
Offices Open for Election - Cowlitz
Offices Open for Election - State
Election Data Request Form
Filing Fee Petition Form

  1. In-Person Candidate Filing Workshop
  2. Online Candidate Filing Workshop

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. 

When:  May 14, 2021
Time: 10:00AM - 11:00AM 
WhereCowlitz County Admin Building 
                3rd Floor GMR