Candidate filing for primary ends Friday

Candidates planning to run for office in the Aug. 7 primary election or the Nov. 6 general election must file this week: Monday, May 14, through Friday, May 18.

“If you are considering running for office, our website offers a candidate manual that provides comprehensive information about the process,” said Elections Director Sherril Huff. “Most candidates file online because it’s easy and efficient.”

During filing week, candidates have three ways to file for office:

• Online starting at 9 a.m., Monday, May 14, until 4 p.m., Friday, May 18. Candidates may file online 24 hours a day.

• In-person from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., daily, Monday, May 14, through Friday, May 18. Candidates who choose to file in-person use designated computers at the King County Elections Department headquarters, 919 SW Grady Way, Renton.

• By mail until May 18. Filings made by mail must be received no later than 4:30 p.m. on May 18, regardless of postmark.

An updated list of candidate filings will be posted on the elections website at noon and by 6 p.m. each day until the filing week ends.

A complete list of offices subject to election, along with additional information on candidate filing and a manual for candidates, is available on the elections website.


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