Online Candidate Filing


Online Filing

The Spokane County Elections Office will open a special filing period for several elected positions which had no candidates file during the regular filing period.  Candidate Filing is August 7th - August 9th  The special three-day filing period begins on August 9th for the districts listed below only:

Town of Latah – (Council Position No. 1)
Town of Waverly - (Council Position No. 5)
Orchard Prairie School District - (Director Position No. 3, 4, and 5)
Freeman School District - (Director Position No. 3)
East Valley School District - (Director Dist. No. 1)
Deer Park School District - (Director Dist. No. 1)
Fire District No. 2 – (Commissioner Position No. 1, 2 and 3)
Fire District No. 12 – (Commissioner Position No. 1, 2 and 3)
Four Lakes Water District - (Commissioner Position No. 1 and 2)
Vel-View Water District – (Commissioner Position No. 1, 2 and 3)
Hangman Hills Water District – (Commissioner Position No. 1 and 3)
Strathview Water District - (Commissioner Position No. 3)
Spangle Cemetery District – (Commissioner Position No. 1 and 2)
Waverly Cemetery District – (Commissioner Position No. 1, 2, and 3)
Liberty Lake Sewer and Water District - (Commissioner Position No. 2 and 3)

These vacant positions will appear on the General Election Ballot.  The candidate that receives the most votes will be elected to fill the term.  If the office has a filing fee, please be prepared to pay the required filing fee in full at the time of filing.  Candidates may not withdraw at any time when filing for office during a Special 3 Day Filing period.

​To file for one of the listed positions, file online or fill out the Candidate Declaration Form (PDF) and submit the form via email or in-person at the Spokane County Elections Office.

Spokane County special filing closes August 9th, 2019, at 4 PM.
For further assistance you may contact Spokane County Elections at 509-477-2320.

Visit the Washington Secretary of State website for Candidate Filing Frequently Asked Questions.

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.

Additional information on running for office is available on the Becoming A Candidate page.