Information for Candidates

Online Candidate Filing

Online filing is currently closed.

View a list of candidates who have filed.

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 20, 2022
  • 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 16, 2022, and closes at 4 pm on Friday, May 20, 2022; 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 Auditor's 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.

Guidelines for Registering a Person to Vote

When registering a person to vote, you must:

  • Advise the voter if the deadline for voting in the next election has passed
  • Have the voter read and sign the oath
  • Not ask intimidating question regarding such issues as race, creed, religion, color, national origin, gender, disability or political affiliation (RCW 29A.04.205)
  • Treat every person the same and ask each person the same questions

Voter Disenfranchisement

To prevent disenfranchisement of voters, completed forms must be returned to the Office of Secretary of State or County Auditor's Office within five days. (In King County, return them to the Records, Elections and Licensing Division.) They must be returned immediately if the 30 day voter registration deadline before an election has passed. Unused forms should be returned to the office from which they were issued.