Candidate filing week, the official kickoff of the 2013 campaign season, is coming soon.
For candidates throughout Washington, including those seeking office on Mercer Island, it all begins , May 13 with the launch of filing week.
For state offices, online filing begins and runs night and day until . (Some county elections departments provide online filing, too.) In-person filing with the Secretary of State starts and ends at close of business ( ) .
Candidates file with either the Secretary of State or the County Auditor, depending on the office. If running for a legislative or judicial office encompassing more than one county, file with the Secretary of State.
Candidates can file online, by mail or in person. In-person candidate filing at the Secretary of State’s office will be at our Executive Office on the second floor of the Legislative Building in Olympia. If you’re running for a legislative or judicial office within one county, file with the county elections office.
All declarations must be received by the end of the business day on . is the last day for candidates to withdraw.
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