Candidate Filing Week runs from May 14 through May 18.
“Representative democracy depends on public service. It is one of the cornerstones of our society,” said Secretary of State Kim Wyman. “Candidate Filing Week is the official beginning of the fall election cycle, when candidates formally apply to have their names placed on the ballot.”
596 offices are up for election in the upcoming cycle. Those offices include 10 Washington Congressional representatives, more than 120 legislative seats, three state Supreme Court justiceships, one U.S. Senate seat, more than 20 superior and appeals judgeships, and 438 county and local offices.
Candidates who wish to run for any of the seats up for election this November must file with the Office of Secretary of State either in person at the Capitol building between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., online, or by mail no later than May 18. Application filing fees vary depending on the position sought.