​Special Three-Day Candidate Filing Period
August 14 - 16, 2019

A special three-day filing period will be held Wednesday, August 14 through Friday, August 16 to allow citizens to run for elected office for positions without candidates.


  • School Board Director, Rochester School District No. 401, Director District No. 3
  • Commissioner, West Thurston Regional Fire (Rochester), Position No. 1
  • Commissioner, Tanglewilde Parks & Recreation, District No. 1, Positions No. 2, No. 3, and No. 4


When to File​

   Online filing:
  • Begins at 9:00 am Wednesday, August 14 
  • Closes promptly at 4:00 pm Friday, August 16
   In person filing
  • Begins at 8:00 am Wednesday, August 14 
  • Closes prompty at 4:30 pm Friday, August 16
   By fax or email:
  • Begins at 8:00 am Wednesday, August 14
  • Must be received in the Auditor's Office by 4:30 pm on Friday, August 16
  • 360.786.5223 or Elections@co.thurston.wa.us 

   Download Declaration of Candidacy Form:


​Benefits of Online Filing
Email notifications:
  • ​​When filing is approved
  • If another candidate files for the same position
  • Whether candidate participates in the Primary or General Election
  • Local voters' pamphlet statements and photos submitted online



​Make sure you:​ 

  • Read all instructions carefully
  • Pay your nonrefundable filing fee:
    •  Online with Visa, Mastercard, American Express
    •  At the Thurston County Auditor's Office with cash/check
  • File before the deadlines:
    • Online filing closes promptly at 4:00 pm Friday, August 16
    • In person filing closes promptly at 4:30 pm Friday, August 16
    • Mailed filings must be in our office by 4:30 pm Friday, August 16

If you need assistance or have any questions:

  • Contact our office at 360.786.5408 or
  • Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing: 711 Washington Relay

All information provided is public record.

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