Online Candidate Filing
Online FilingThe 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.
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.