Candidate Resources


Online Candidate Filing

Online filing begins Monday, May 15th, at 9:00 a.m. and closes Friday, May 19th, at 4:00 p.m.

Candidates who provide an email address will receive an immediate email when another candidate files for the same position and have the option to submit a statement and/or photo for the online voters' guide.

Your filing fee (if any) must be paid before the filing deadline. CANDIDATE FILING FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE. It is your responsibility to submit your online filing correctly. Please make sure you:

  • Read all instructions very carefully.
  • File before the deadlines: Online Filing closes at 4:00 PM. on Friday, May 19, 2017. If you choose not to use this online option, you may file at our office between the hours of 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM Monday through Friday.

 If you need assistance or have any questions, contact the Chelan County Auditor's Office at 509-667-6808.

Filing for Office

Where and When to File Declarations of Candidacy (RCW 29A.24.070)

At the time of filing, a candidate’s voter registration data will be checked. If there are discrepancies, corrections to the voter registration file must be completed before the Declaration of Candidacy can be accepted. When filing for an office, candidates are not permitted to use a nickname that denotes present or past occupation, military rank, the candidate’s position on issues or political affiliation, or use a nickname designed to intentionally mislead voters. A candidate’s last name must match the last name under which he/she is registered to vote.

2017 Offices Open for Election          Campaign information:
2017 Filing for Elective Office   2017 Candidate Guide
Declaration of Candidacy   2017 WSDOT Political Campaign Signing Information
Declaration of Candidacy - Precinct Committee Officers   2017 Elections Calendar
Declaration of Candidacy - Write in   Public Disclosure Commission (PDC)
Withdrawal Form    
Filing Fee Petition    
Washington State School Directors' Association Flyer