2018 Candidate Filing Week is May 14 - 18

2018-Cover of Election Guide
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
  1. Filing for Office
  2. Voters' Pamphlet
  3. Candidate 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 

The offices listed below file for office with:

King County

  • King County District Court (Southeast)
    Positions No. 1 - 6

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