Candidate Filing Week is May 15 - 19, 2017

Running for Office?


The first step is to read the 2017 Election Guide for Candidates. A must read if you are running for office!

2017 Open Offices List 
You must be a registered voter of the district and meet the residency requirements for the office for which you are filing. 
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  1. File for Office
  2. Voters' Pamphlet Information
  3. Candidate Resources
File online 
24/7 Starting Monday, May 15 at 9:00 AM through Friday, May 19 at 4:00 PM 
(Link to file for office will be available on this page.)

File in person, using computer kiosk
Monday, May 15 through Friday, May 19, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM at the Pierce County Election Center.

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 districts cross county lines and file for office with Secretary of State's Office, King, or Thurston County. 

  • 31st Legislative District, State Senator
  • 31st Legislative District, State Representative, Pos. No. 2
    Secretary of State  Submit Voters' Pamphlet once through SOS - Pierce will use the same pamphlet information you submit for the Pierce County Voters' Pamphlet.
  • City of Auburn
  • City of Pacific
  • Auburn School District No. 408
    King County Elections Candidates will need to submit their voters' pamphlet information with King County and Pierce County. Be aware of the different deadlines and requirements for each county. (Link for submitting Pierce County pamphlet information will be emailed to candidates who file for the offices above.) 
  • Yelm Community Schools District No. 2
    Thurston County Elections Candidates will need to submit their voters' pamphlet information with Thurston County and Pierce County. Be aware of the different deadlines and requirements for each county. (Link for submitting Pierce County pamphlet information will be emailed to candidates who file for the offices above.)