Chelan County Elections
2024 Candidate Filing is May 6 - 10
All single-county Legislative, Superior Court, and Court of Appeals positions now file with the Office of the Secretary of State.
Online filing begins at 8:00 a.m. on the first Monday in May and continues until 5:00 p.m. the following Friday.
Deadline to withdraw is 5:00 p.m. on the Monday following the final day of the filing period.
Voters' Pamphlet profile deadline is 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, 2024.
Be registered to vote in the district for which you are filing.
- Online candidate filing will open at 8:00 a.m. May 6 and close May 10 at 5:00 p.m.
- Pay with Visa, Mastercard, or American Express.
- You must pay the filing fee before the filing office can process your submission.
- Provide a valid email address
- Mobile devices are not recommended
- Please allow 24-48 hours for candidacy approval. You will receive a confirmation email at the candidate's email address.
- Submit by 5:00 p.m. on Friday. No submissions will be accepted after 5:00 p.m.
- Candidate filing begins in-person, or by messenger, Monday, May 6 at 8:00 a.m. and closes Friday, May 10 at 5:00 p.m. in the Chelan County Auditor's Office, located in the Chelan County Courthouse, 350 Orondo Ave, Level 3, Wenatchee, WA.
- Complete a paper filing form.
- Pay with cash or check. Make checks payable to "Chelan County Auditor's Office."
- Must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Friday.
- Submit a petition in lieu of filing fee. Candidates without sufficient assets or income may submit a filing fee petition to pay the filing fee.
- You may not file signature petitions electronically.
- You may not combine petition signatures and currency to satisfy the filing fee.
- Only signatures of registered voters in the same jurisdiction as the office are valid.
- Each petition sheet must:
- Be printed on uniform paper size and color.
- Include a place for each voter’s registration name, address, city, and county.
- Provide 20 numbered lines or less.
- Display the required warning and statement found in RCW 29A.24.101 and RCW 29A.72.140.
- No additional signatures are accepted after initial submission at time of filing.
- Petition sheets are not returned to the candidate.
- Printable templates: Filing Fee Petition Template.pdf 2020 Filing Fee Petition Template.docx
- Petitions must include a total number of valid signatures no fewer than the dollar amount of the filing fee.
- No person may sign more than one nominating petition for the same office.
- Without the required number of signatures, the petition is insufficient and your Declaration of Candidacy is invalid.
Filing for Office Information (RCW 29A.24.070)
At the time of filing, a candidate’s voter registration data will be checked. If there are discrepancies, corrections to the voter registration file must be completed before the Declaration of Candidacy can be accepted. When filing for an office, candidates are not permitted to use a nickname that denotes present or past occupation, military rank, the candidate’s position on issues or political affiliation, or use a nickname designed to intentionally mislead voters. A candidate’s last name must match the last name under which he/she is registered to vote.
Your filing fee (if any) must be paid before the filing deadline. CANDIDATE FILING FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE. It is your responsibility to submit your filing correctly. Read all instructions carefully.
Candidates may not withdraw at any time when filing for office during a Special 3 Day Filing period. If filing during a Special 3 Day Filing period, the office will only appear on the General Election ballot, no matter how many candidates file for the office. The top vote-getter in the General Election is declared the winner.
Candidates who provide an email address will receive an immediate email when another candidate files for the same position and a link to submit their statement and photo. Candidates have the option to participate in the printed Local Voters' Pamphlet and Online Voters' Guide (except for the office of Precinct Committee Offficer).
If you need assistance or have any questions, contact the Chelan County Auditor's Office at 509-667-6808.
Candidate Lot Draw
The order of candidates' names appearing on the ballot is determined by lot draw. The lot draw occurs after the close of filing on Friday, May 10, 2024. The process is open to the public and begins after the candidate filings have been proofed for accuracy.
This form should be included with each application for recount submitted to Chelan County Elections. If you have any questions on how to complete this form please contact Election Office at 509-667-6808. An application for a recount must be filed within two business days after certification of the election results. Applications for recount must be filed with the officer with whom filings are made for the jurisdiction. For those offices filing with Chelan County an application for recount must be submitted to Chelan County Elections, 350 Orondo Ave, Level 3, Wenatchee, WA 98801. Detailed requirements for recounts can be found in RCW 29A.64.
Links and other Resources
|Declaration of Candidacy
|2024 Candidate Guide - coming soon
|Declaration of Candidacy - Precinct Committee Officer
|2024 Precinct Committee Officer (PCO) Candidate Guide - coming soon
|Write-in Voting FAQs
|Declaration of Candidacy - Write in
|2020 WSDOT Political Campaign Signing Information
|Public Disclosure Commission (PDC)
|Filing Fee Petition
|Washington State School Directors' Association Flyer
Posted: 03/19/2015 02:59 PM
Last Updated: 02/16/2024 11:57 AM