(PRESS RELEASE/Office of Secretary of State)
The Office of the Secretary of State is encouraging prospective candidates for federal, statewide, and multi-county legislative or judicial offices to file online at https://www.sos.wa.gov/elections/candidates/online-candidate-filing.aspx> during Candidate Filing Week May 11-15. The secure web portal will be open 24 hours a day beginning at 9 a.m. May 11 through 4 p.m. May 15.
Candidates are encouraged to submit their voters’ pamphlet statement and photo online once their filing is completed.
Citizens considering a run for state public office can download a candidate guide at www.sos.wa.gov/_assets/elections/candidates/statecandidatesguide2020_040720.pdf, read answers to frequently asked questions at sos.wa.gov/elections/candidates/candidate-filing-faq.aspx, and more on the Resources for Candidates page at www.sos.wa.gov/elections/candidates/online-candidate-filing.aspx on the Secretary of State’s website. Additional questions about filing may be directed to the Office of the Secretary of State Elections Division by calling (360) 902-4180 or toll free (800) 448-4881. Assistance is available Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Individuals may also file in person during filing week at the Office of the Secretary of State Elections Division at 520 Union Ave SE, Olympia. Limited staff will be on site, wearing proper protective equipment and maintaining safe social distancing, to facilitate drive-in filings.
All other candidacies may file with the county elections office at https://www.sos.wa.gov/elections/auditors/ in which the position resides, except for some local races that cross multiple counties and require candidates to file in the county with more registered voters.
The positions currently up for election in Washington is:
Governor 4 year term, Partisan Office
Lt. Governor 4 year term, Partisan Office
Secretary of State 4 year term, Partisan Office
State Treasurer 4 year term, Partisan Office
State Auditor 4 year term, Partisan Office
Attorney General 4 year term, Partisan
Commissioner of Public Lands 4 year term, Partisan
Superintendent of Public Instruction 4 year term, Nonpartisan
Insurance Commissioner 4 year term, Partisan
U.S. Representative 2 year term, Partisan Office
State Representative, Pos. 1 2 year term, Partisan Office
State Representative, Pos. 2 2 year term, Partisan Office
Justice, Position 3 Short & 6 year term, Non-Partisan
Justice, Position 4 6 year term, Non-Partisan
Justice, Position 6 Unexpired 2 year term, Non-Partisan
Justice, Position 7 6 year term, Non-Partisan
Court of Appeals, Division 3, District 1
Judge Position 2 6 year term, Nonpartisan
Superior Court Judge, Position 1 4 year term, Non-Partisan
Superior Court Judge, Position 2 4 year term, Non-Partisan
Declaration of Candidacy for the following positions will be accepted at the
Stevens County Election Department, 215 S Oak St. Rm 106, Colville, WA.
Commissioner District 1 4 year term, Partisan Office
Commissioner District 3 4 year term, Partisan Office
Public Utility District, Comm Position 2 6 year term, Non-Partisan Office
Precinct Committee Officer
Democratic 2 year term, Partisan
Republican 2 year term, Partisan
Locally, inquiries pertaining to filing fees or other information may be obtained from the Stevens County Election Department, 215 S Oak St., Rm 106 Colville WA 99114.
Or by calling Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m-4:30 p.m. at (509) 684-7514, 1-866-307-9060, or email at: firstname.lastname@example.org .