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Mary Hall

News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, April 30, 2020
​Mary Hall, Auditor
711 Washington Relay

Thurston County Candidate Filing Week Will Include Remote Options

OLYMPIA – If you plan on running for office in 2020, Candidate Filing week is May 11 – 15. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Auditor's Office will remain closed to the public. We are serving our customers virtually offering a convenient online filing option.

Candidates can file for office using one of these options:

  • File online at (credit cards accepted).
  • Complete your declaration of candidacy and deposit it in our courthouse drop box (checks accepted).
  • PCO filings require no filing fee. You can file online or email your declaration to
  • Mail your candidate filing to our office:
Thurston County Elections
2000 Lakeridge Dr SE
Olympia WA 98502

All candidate filings and filing fees must be received by 4:30 pm Friday May 15.

Candidates with questions, needing accessibility, or to drop off a filing fee petition may contact the Auditor's office to schedule an appointment.

Filing fees vary for each elected position. You can find filing fees for each position at  There is no filing fee for Precinct Committee Officers.

The order of candidates on the ballot will be determined by random lot draw after 4:30 p.m. on Friday, May 15.

For additional information, contact the Elections Division at 360.786.5408 or visit the Thurston County Auditor's Become a Candidate webpage.