Online Candidate Filing

Online filing is currently closed.
Candidates Who Have Filed
2018 PCO Filings (PDF) 

Becoming A Candidate
Offices Open for Election

Online Filing

Online Candidate Filing is available 24 hours a day from Monday, May 14th, 2018 at 9 a.m. through Friday, May 18th, 2018 at 4 p.m. for offices open for election in 2018, including Precinct Committee Officers. Your name will appear on Spokane County Elections' website as a candidate for the office in which you filed once your Declaration of Candidacy has been received and validated.

To file online, the following is required:

  • You must be a registered voter in the district for which you are filing.  Check your voter registration.
  • You must have a valid email address.
  • If there is a filing fee, you may pay with a credit card now.
    • You may pay your filing fee with cash or check in the Spokane County Elections Office Monday through Friday, May 14th through May 18th, during our normal business hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you are paying by cash or check, it must be received by Spokane County Elections no later than 4 p.m. on Friday, May 18th, 2018. Your Declaration of Candidacy will not be validated until your filing fee has been paid.  All filing fees are non-refundable (RCW 29A.24.131).

Spokane County in-person and online filing closes Friday, May 18th, 2018 at 4 p.m.

Knowingly providing false information on a Declaration of Candidacy is a class C felony as provided by RCW 29A.84.311.

Additional information on running for office is available on the Becoming A Candidate page.
Visit the Washington Secretary of State website for Candidate Filing Frequently Asked Questions.
For further assistance you may contact Spokane County Elections at (509) 477-2320.

Candidate Online Voters’ Guide Statements & Photos

The Spokane County Elections will be providing an Online Voters’ Guide for the Primary and General Elections. After your Declaration of Candidacy has been validated, you will receive a separate email notification describing how to submit your candidate statement and photograph (Precinct Committee Officers are not eligible to submit candidate statements or photographs).

Alternative to Filing Fee - Filing Fee Petition

Persons lacking sufficient funds to pay the filing fee and choosing to submit a filing fee petition must file in person during filing week with:
Spokane County Elections
1033 W Gardner Avenue
Spokane, WA 99260