Precinct Committee Officer - Candidate Filing

You must complete a Declaration of Candidacy during Candidate Filing Week to become a candidate for Precinct Committee Officer (PCO).  At the time of filing, you must be registered to vote in the precinct for which you are filing and may only file as a Democratic Party PCO or Republican Party PCO.  There is no filing fee.  Write-ins are not allowed for this office. PCOs are not eligible to submit candidate statements.

PCO races will be elected at the August 7, 2018 Primary Election for the two year term.  If only one candidate files for either the Democratic or Republican position, that candidate is considered elected after the last day to withdraw (May 21, 2018). If two or more candidates file, the candidate receiving the highest votes in the Primary will be elected (WAC 434-230-100).  PCOs do not advance to the General Election ballot.  If no one files for office, the political party may fill the position by appointment.  

Contact your political party for more information:

There are three ways to file for PCO:

  1. Online
    Online filing for all offices, including PCO, begins May 14, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. and ends May 18, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.  You will need an email address to file online.
  2. In person
    The in person filing period is from Monday, May 14, 2018 through Friday, May 18, 2018 at the Spokane County Elections Office.  Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  3. By mail
    Filings by mail can be accepted beginning April 30, 2018.  Any Declaration of Candidacy received prior to April 30th cannot be accepted.  Filings by mail must be received no later than 4:00 p.m. on May 18, 2018. Filings received after this date, regardless of postmark, are invalid.

If you wish to file by mail, complete the Declaration of Candidacy - Precinct Committee Officer (PDF) and mail to:

Candidate Filing
Spokane County Elections Office
1033 W Gardner Ave
Spokane, WA 99260