2018 Candidate Filing Week is May 14 - 18

2018 Election Guide for Candidates is a must read if you are planning to run for office or are responsible for a campaign. Learn about filing for office, submitting a voters' pamphlet statement, residency requirements, and much more. 
2018 Open Offices*  are subject to change - filing fees not final
*The office of Precinct Committee Officer is open for filing May 14-18 but does not appear on this list.  Candidates may file for either the Democrat or Republican PCO for the precinct in which they live. Verify your precinct at myvote.wa.gov
  1. Filing for Office
  2. Voters' Pamphlet
  3. Additional Resources

Online Filing is Monday, May 14, 9:00 a.m. - Friday, May 18, 4:00 p.m.

Be prepared to: 

  • Pay filing fee online with Visa or MasterCard or pay by cash or check. Your name will not appear on any official list as a candidate for office until your filing is approved and your filing fee is paid.
  • Provide an email address.
  • Use a campaign mailing address, phone number, and website address when you file for office. If you don't, your voter registration address will be published online in the list of candidates who have filed.
The following offices file online with Pierce County Elections:
(Link will be available here during filing week.)
  • State Senators and Representatives, Legislative Districts 25, 27, 28, and 29
  • Pierce County Auditor
  • Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney
  • Pierce County Council Districts No. 1, 5, and 7
  • Court of Appeals Division 2, District 1, Position 3
  • Pierce County District Court No. 1 - 8
  • Tacoma Municipal Court Positions No. 1 - 3
  • Precinct Committee Officer (PCO Candidates are not included in the voters’ pamphlet. Do not submit a statement.)

The offices listed below file for office with:

King County

  • King County District Court (Southeast) Positions No. 1 - 6
    (Submit voters pamphlet information to both King and Pierce County.) 

Office of the Secretary of State

  • US Senator
  • Congressional Districts 6, 8, 9, and 10
  • Legislative Districts 2, 26, 30 and 31
  • State Supreme Court 2, 8, and 9
(Submit voters pamphlet information once. Will be used by State and Pierce County pamphlets.)