2019 Candidate Information

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Pierce County Candidates in Ballot Order

Pierce County Candidates in Primary Ballot Order

2019 Election Guide for Candidates 
2019 Lot Drawing
The lot draw order was based on the race with the largest number of candidates. The drawing is applied to all other races. 

  1. Voters' Pamphlet
  2. Additional Resources
Deadline to submit pamphlet information was 4:30 PM,
May 24, 2019. 
Late submissions not accepted.


PC or laptop use recommended. 

The voters' pamphlet submittal process needs to be completed in one sitting. There is not an option to "save" and come back and finish. Have your biography information, statement, and photo ready before you start the pamphlet submittal process.

You may NOT submit a new statement for the General Election. The same information you submit will be used for both the Primary and General election pamphlet. 

Voters' pamphlet information will only be accepted through the online submittal process. Submit your voters' pamphlet information online when you file for office or if you choose to submit later, you will receive an email with a link for submitting your photo and statement. Must be submitted online by Friday, May 24 at 4:30 p.m.   

Please prepare the following in advance:

1. Biography - Word limit - 100
The biographical information must be 100 words or less allocated between four subsection headings. 

Biographical information should be organized in accordance with the four subsection headings listed below. Subsection headings are not included in the word count.

  • Elected Experience. 
  • Other Professional Experience. 
  • Education. 
  • Community Service. 
When a candidate doesn’t submit information for a particular subsection heading, “No information submitted” will appear in that subsection area. 

2. Statement - Word limit - 200 (4 paragraphs allowed)

Each part of a hyphenated or slashed word will be counted as a separate word. (Example - "Around-the-corner" = 3 words)            

3. Photo
  • You may submit one portrait photo -  jpeg or .tiff (Head and shoulders) For best results use a light-colored background, (not white).
  • Photos should be less than 1 MB, (If larger, photos take will take too long to load for the online guide.)  
  • Clothing or insignia that suggest holding a public office are not allowed (e.g., judicial robes, law enforcement or military uniforms).
  • Color or black and white photo. (Color will be used in the online guide, and converted to black and white for the printed Local Voters' Pamphlet.)

Candidate photos from previous Local Voters’ Pamphlets are not available for reuse. 

Candidates do have an option not to submit a photo or statement in the voters' pamphlet submittal area.

Need some ideas for your voters' pamphlet statement? Check out archived voters' pamphlets.