Candidate filing week begins May 6


The Nisqually Valley News

The opportunity to formally declare candidacy for the 2024 elections opens at 8 a.m., Monday, May 6, online and at elections offices across the state. Mailed declarations are being accepted now and must be received with payment no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, May 10, when filing week ends.

During the May 6 through May 10 filing period, candidacies can be declared for more than 400 federal, state, judicial, legislative, county and other offices scheduled for 2024 elections. All statewide executive offices, all congressional seats, a U.S. Senate position and the majority of state Legislature seats will be on the ballot. This year for the first time, candidates for Superior Court and all legislative districts must file with the Office of the Secretary of State, which can be done via the office’s website at, by mail or in person.

Full information on state offices and filing fees can be found at the Office of the Secretary of State’s Elections website at Applicants are encouraged to file online if possible at Applications who do not wish to file online can print a Declaration of Candidacy form and mail it along with a check payable to the Office of the Secretary of State, P.O. Box 40229, Olympia, WA, 98504-0229. State candidates may also file in person at the Secretary of State’s office in the Legislative Building, 416 Sid Snyder Ave. SW, in Olympia. All candidates for federal, statewide, legislative, Court of Appeals and Superior Court positions must file with the Office of the Secretary of State online, in person or by mail.