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Special 3 Day Filing Period - May 31 - June 2, 2023

A special filing period will be held May 31 - June 2, 2023, as no candidate filings were recieved during the regular filing period for the following offices:

Offices open for Special Filing

Requirements: Be registered to vote in the district for which you are filing.

Candidate filing begins in-person, or by messenger, Wednesday, May 31 at 9:00am and closes Friday, June 2 at 5:00pm in the Chelan County Auditor's Office, located in the Chelan County Courthouse, 350 Orondo Ave, Level 3, Wenatchee, WA.

File online:
Pay with Visa, Mastercard, or American Express
Provide a valid email address
Submit by 4:00pm on Friday

Online Candidate Filing


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. 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.

If you need assistance or have any questions, contact the Chelan County Auditor's Office at 509-667-6808.

Candidate Lot Draw for Special 3 Day Filing Period

The order of candidates' names on the General Election ballot, who file during the Special 3 Day Filing period, is determined by lot draw. The lot draw occurs after the close of filing on Friday, June 2, 2023. The process is open to the public and begins after the candidate filings have been proofed for accuracy. 

Recount Application

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.

Recount FAQ
Recount Application

Posted: 03/19/2015 02:59 PM
Last Updated: 05/23/2023 01:50 PM

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  • 30
    May 2023
    09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

    Elections: Special 3 Day Candidate Filing

    Posted by: Chelan County Elections

    Special 3 Day Candidate Filing

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    Jul 2023
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    Local Voters Pamphlet mailed to voters

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    Local Voters' Pamphlet mailed to voters.

  • 13
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    Public Meeting: Logic and Accuracy Test of Voting System

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  • 25
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    Registration in person at our office

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    Registration Deadline in person at our office.