Candidates & Political Parties

Interested in making an impact in your local community? Do you have good leadership skills and experience?

To become a candidate on the ballot, you must

  • be a registered voter in the district,
  • meet the qualifications for the office at the time of filing, and
  • file a Declaration of Candidacy in May.

In addition to filing with the Auditor’s Office, many candidates are required to file paperwork and regular reports with the Washington State Public Disclosure within two weeks of starting a campaign. Visit the PDC for more information.

Check out these additional resources:


Candidate Workshops

Candidates and campaign staff are invited to attend one of the following workshops presented by Snohomish County Elections focused on filing and running for office in Snohomish County.


These 1-hour workshops will cover the following topics:

  • Which offices are on the ballot this year
  • How to get your name on the ballot
  • How to get a statement and photo into the voters' pamphlet
  • Other important requirements, election processes, and deadlines

Workshops run from 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

No registration required.

Candidate Filing Week May 13 - May 17, Statements due May 24 at 5pm. Click for more dates.
Link to Candidate Guide
PDC Logo with link to Public Disclosure Commission's new candidate web page.
Check back frequently for more information and more updates!

Monday, April 8, 2019

Snohomish County Campus

Robert J. Drewel Building

1st Floor Public Meeting Room

3000 Rockefeller Ave

Everett, WA 98201

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Mukilteo Sno-Isle Library

4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd

Mukilteo, WA 98275

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Mountlake Terrace Sno-Isle Library

23300 58th Ave W

Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043

Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Snohomish Sno-Isle Library

311 Maple Ave

Snohomish, WA 98290

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Marysville Sno-Isle Library

6120 Grove St

Marysville, WA 98270

Campaign Finance Reporting Seminar

Snohomish County Elections is hosting a PDC seminar on financial reporting requirements for candidates and campaigns. 

The Public Disclosure Commission will be on hand to explain:

  • What financial information needs to be disclosed and when
  • How a candidate or campaign reports contributions


Saturday, April 27, 2019

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Lynnwood Sno-Isle Library

19200 4th Ave W

Lynnwood, WA 98036

Elections Timeline 2019, click to view full size pdf.