Precinct Committee Officer - Candidate Filing

Precinct Committee Officers are elected to two year terms in even-year Primary Elections. The Candidate Filing for Precinct Committee Officers is May 16 - May 20, 2022.

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.  Many precinct numbers have changed in 2022 - 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. PCO candidates are not eligible to submit candidate statements or photographs and do not appear in the Local Voters’ Pamphlet. 

PCO races will be elected at the August 2, 2022 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 23, 2022). 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 May 2, 2022. Any Declaration of Candidacy received prior to May 2nd cannot be accepted. Filings by mail must be received no later than 4:00 p.m. on May 20, 2022. 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 16, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. and ends May 20, 2022 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 16, 2022 through Friday, May 20, 2022 at the Spokane County Elections Office.  Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Spokane County in-person, mail, and online filing closes Friday, May 20, 2022 at 4:00 p.m.