Candidate Filing Opens May 16

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 Elections Newsflash

Candidate Filing Opens May 16

Planning to run for office in 2022? Candidate filing for U.S. Senator, U.S. Representative, State Senator, State Representative, judicial positions, County Prosecuting Attorney, Public Utility District Commissioner, and Precinct Committee Officer begins Monday, May 16.

File for office online at Online filing starts 9 a.m. Monday, May 16 and ends at 4 p.m. Friday, May 20. 

To file for office online, you will need to enter: 

  • Your name (as registered to vote)
  • Your date of birth
  • An email address
  • A credit/debit card number to pay the filing fee, if the office requires it

View the complete list of open offices, filing fees, and qualifications in the 2022 Candidate Guide.

If you cannot file online, visit for additional options. In-person filing for federal, statewide, and multi-county legislative and judicial offices must be done at the Secretary of State’s office.

You are encouraged to file soon after the filing period opens on May 16 to allow time to seek help if you run into any unexpected difficulties. Contact Snohomish County Elections at (425) 388-3444 or with questions.