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Candidate filing week - May 15 through May 19, 2023


Offices Open for Election for the 2023 General Election

2023 Candidate Guide & Administrative Rules

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When can I file for office?

  • Candidates may submit a declaration of candidacy by mail starting May 1
  • In-person filing will open May 15-19
  • Online Filing will open May 15-19
  • Deadline to withdraw candidacy is May 22 at 4:00 pm
    *A Declaration of Candidacy may be withdrawn by submitting a written request for withdrawal to the Elections Office no later than 4:00 pm on the Monday following the last the day that a candidate may file. If this deadline is missed, you cannot receive an extension.  Filing fees are non-refundable.

How and where can I file? 

1. Online – fast and easy!

  • File online between May 15 and May 19 here:  Online Candidate Filing
  • Pay your filing fee online with Visa, MasterCard or American Express.

2. In person from Monday, May 15, 8:00 am through Friday, May 19,  4:00 pm 

File in-person at:

Wahkiakum County Auditor's Office
64 Main Street
Cathlamet, WA 98612  

 3. By mail (The filing office cannot accept prior to 10 business days before the start of filing week and must be in office by close of business of the last day of filing.)

      Mail your declaration and filing fee to:
      (Make check out to Wahkiakum County Elections)

      Wahkiakum County Elections
      P.O. Box 543
      Cathlamet, WA 98612

 Candidate Filing Handbook and Forms