Candidate filing period for government positions begins May 6


Those interested in running for public office can file their declarations beginning May 6.

This year, many offices are open for federal and local candidate filings, such as U.S. senator, congressional District 3 U.S. representative and state Court of Appeals judge. To view all offices open for election, visit

The in-person and online filing period will be available from 8 a.m., Monday, May 6, through 5 p.m., Friday, May 10. In-person filing will be available at Clark County Elections Department, 1408 Franklin St., Vancouver. To file a declaration online, visit

This year, candidates for Superior Court and all legislative district positions must file with the Office of Secretary of State.

Candidates for Superior Court and legislative districts may file in person at the Secretary of State’s office in the Legislative Building, 416 Sid Snyder Ave. SW, Olympia. Credit cards are not accepted for payment when filing in person.

For additional information about filing for elective office in the 2024 primary and general elections, visit

This year’s primary election is Tuesday, Aug. 6. The general election is Tuesday, Nov. 5.

To determine if a citizen meets the qualifications to file for an elective office, contact the Clark County Elections Department at 564-397-2345, email or visit the office at 1408 Franklin St., Vancouver.