Candidates can file to run for election until May 18

May 15, 2012

By Staff

Campaign season is under way, and candidates planning to run for office in the Aug. 7 primary election or the Nov. 6 general election must file by May 18.

During filing week, candidates can file online 24 hours a day until 4 p.m. May 18. Candidates can also file in-person from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily until May 18 at King County Elections headquarters, 919 S.W. Grady Way, Renton. The other option is for candidates to file by mail. Filings made by mail must be received no later than 4:30 p.m. May 18, regardless of the postmark date.

Find updated lists of candidate filing on the King County Elections website,, at noon and by 6 p.m. each day until the filing week concludes.

The complete list of offices up for election, plus additional information about candidate filing and a manual for candidates, is available at

The contests on the ballot include federal, statewide and legislative races. No elected positions in Issaquah municipal government or the Issaquah School District come up for election this year.

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