Candidate filing period and online candidate filing begins May 11

The online period to file a declaration of candidacy will be available at clark.wa.gov/elections beginning at 9 a.m., Mon. May 11  through 5 p.m. Fri., May 15

VANCOUVER — The filing period for citizens who wish to become candidates for elective office is rapidly approaching. 

The filing period for citizens who wish to become candidates for elective office is rapidly approaching. Photo by Mike Schultz
The filing period for citizens who wish to become candidates for elective office is rapidly approaching. Photo by Mike Schultz

The offices open for candidate filings this year include Congressional District 3, U.S. Representative, State offices, State Legislative District Senators and Representatives, four State Supreme Court Justice positions, 10 Superior Court Judge positions, County Council Districts 3 and 4 Council positions, Public Utility District Commissioner District 3 position, 15 Charter Review Commissioner positions, and 314 Democratic and 314 Republican precinct committee officer positions.

Candidates are strongly encouraged to file their declaration online. The online period to file a declaration of candidacy will be available at clark.wa.gov/elections beginning at 9 a.m., Mon. May 11  through 5 p.m. Fri., May 15. 

In order to file online as a candidate, a citizen must have a valid email address and be registered to vote in the jurisdiction for which they are filing. Candidates will also be able to pay  the filing fee online using a valid Visa or MasterCard credit card.

The in-person period to file a declaration of candidacy will begin at 8 a.m., Mon., May 11 through 5 p.m., Fri., May 15. Physical distancing requirements will be adhered to, with a limited number of candidates allowed at a time. Candidates wishing to file for office in person can do so at the Clark County Elections Department, 1408 Franklin St.. Credit cards are not accepted for payment when filing in person.

For additional information about filing for elective office and the 2020 primary and general elections, a copy of the “2020 Clark County Election Guidelines” can be found on the Clark County Elections Department website at clark.wa.gov/elections/candidates.

This year’s primary election will be held on Tue. Aug. 4. The general election will be held on Tue., Nov. 3.

To determine if you meet all of the qualifications to file for an elective office, you can contact the Clark County Elections Department by calling (564) 397-2345, by email at elections@clark.wa.gov or by visiting our office at 1408 Franklin St.

Information provided by Clark County Elections Department.

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