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Thurston County, Washington

The content on the Thurston County website is currently provided in English. We are providing the “Translation” for approximately 10 languages. The goal of the translation is to provide visitors with limited English proficiency to access information on the website in other languages. The translations do not translate all types of documents, and it may not give you an exact translation all the time. The translations are made through an automated process, which may not result in accurate or precise translations, particularly of technical and legal terminology.


​In order to qualify for filing as a candidate, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Reside in the district for which you are filing.
  • Be a registered voter at the time of filing.
  • Some additional exceptions exist. For more information, please contact our office at 360.786.5408.

Some offices have additional requirements:

  • Candidates for U.S. Senate must be 30 years old and a U.S. citizen for at least nine years.
  • Candidates for U.S. House of Representatives must be 25 years old and a U.S. citizen for at least seven years.
  • Judicial candidates must be members of the Washington State Bar Association.