This is the first step to file as a candidate. Online Candidate Filing is available from 9 a.m. on Monday, May 16th, 2016 through 4 p.m. on Friday, May 20th, 2016. 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;
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 16th through May 20th, 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 20th, 2016. Your Declaration of Candidacy will not be validated until your filing fee has been paid.)
You must have a valid email address.
Spokane County in-person filing closes Friday, May 20th, 2016, at 4 p.m.
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.
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
Knowingly providing false information on a Declaration of Candidacy is a class C felony as provided by RCW 29A.84.711.