Information for Candidates

Local Voter Pamphlet Rules

Campaign Regulation

Political advertising, financial regulations, and reporting:

Online Candidate Filing

Features & Benefits 

  • Can be done from your home or anywhere
  • Candidates will have the choice to submit their candidate statements and photos online
  • Candidates will receive an email should someone file against you
  • It's quick and easy
  • No standing in line 
  • You enter the data, so you know it's right

Required Information

Candidate filing fees are non-refundable. It is your responsibility to submit your online filing correctly. 

  • In order to complete your online filing, if there is a filing fee, you must either pay by credit card or come into the Auditor's office to pay by the close of filing at 5 pm on Friday, May 19, 2023.
  • You must be a registered voter in the district for which you are filing 
  • You must have a valid email address

Important Steps

  • File before the deadlines: online filing begins at 9 AM on Monday, May 15, 2023, and closes at 4 PM on Friday, May 19, 2023; if you choose not to use this online option, you may file at our office. 
  • Read all instructions very carefully

If you need assistance or have any questions, contact the Grant County Elections Office. 

Superior Court Judge

No primary may be held for any single position in any nonpartisan office if, after the last day allowed for candidates to withdraw, there are no more than two candidates filed for the position. The county auditor shall as soon as possible notify all the candidates so affected that the office for which they filed will not appear on the primary ballot. Names of candidates for offices that do not appear on the primary ballot shall be printed upon the general election ballot in the manner specified by RCW 29A.36.131