Candidate filing begins next week for 2017 Primary and General Elections

Candidates planning to run for office in the August 1 Primary Election or the November 7 General Election must file Monday, May 15, through Friday, May 19. Online candidate filing is the most convenient option.

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

  • Online starting at 9 a.m. Monday, May 15, until 4 p.m., Friday, May 19. Candidates may file online 24 hours/day.
  • In-person from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily, Monday, May 15, through Friday, May 19. 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 19. Filings made by mail must be received no later than 4:30 p.m. on May 19, regardless of postmark.

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

Candidates can sign up for notifications by email or text to get alerts about deadlines and other candidate-related information.

For more information visit the King County Elections website or call (206) 296-1565.

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