Precinct Committee Officer - Candidate Filing

COVID-19 Update: To maintain a safe environment for everyone, we urge you to submit your Declaration of Candidacy by mail or online.

Precinct Committee Officers are elected to two year terms in even-year Primary Elections.  Candidate Filing for Precinct Committee Officers will be held in 2020.

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.  Look up your voter registration information or update your information at www.votewa.gov.

There is no filing fee.  Write-ins are not allowed for this office. PCOs are not eligible to submit candidate statements or photographs.

PCO races will be elected at the August 4, 2020 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 18, 2020). 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. By mail
    Filings by mail can be accepted beginning April 27, 2020.  Any Declaration of Candidacy received prior to April 27th cannot be accepted.  Filings by mail must be received no later than 4:00 p.m. on May 15, 2020. 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

  2. Online
    Online filing for all offices, including PCO, begins May 11, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. and ends May 15, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.  You will need an email address to file online.

  3. In person
    The in person filing period is from Monday, May 11, 2020 through Friday, May 15, 2020 at the Spokane County Elections Office.  Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.