To become a candidate on the ballot, you must:
Open Offices for 2022 will available in March
You can learn more about these positions in the 2021 Candidate Guide.
Candidates may file for only one office. Exception: Precinct Committee Officer (PCO) candidates may file for one additional office.
Filing will be open from 9 a.m. May 16 to 4 p.m. (5 p.m. in person) May 20.
Candidate that file with Snohomish County may file:
Statewide and multi-county offices file with the Secretary of State's office.
Candidate filings are processed during business hours. Once your candidacy has been approved, you will be on the ballot unless a Withdrawal of Candidacy form is received by 5 p.m. Monday, May 23.
Once you publicly announce your candidacy or organize a campaign committee, you have two weeks to make a formal declaration of candidacy with the Public Disclosure Commission (PDC).
Let voters know about you and your qualifications by submitting a candidate statement and photo to be published in the local voters' pamphlet. A submission link will be sent via email once your filing has been approved. Precinct Committee Officer (PCO) candidates do not submit candidate statements or photos.
See the 2021 Candidate Guide for information about submission requirements.
Snohomish County Elections hosted three online candidate workshops focusing on filing and running for local office. If you missed attending these live events, a recorded version is available here.