Chelan County Elections

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2022 Candidate Filing is May 16th - 20th

Offices open for election

Candidate filing begins in-person, or by messenger, Monday, May 16th at 9:00am and closes Friday, May 20th at 5:00pm in the Chelan County Auditor's Office, located in the Chelan County Courthouse, 350 Orondo Ave, Level 3, Wenatchee, WA. 

Requirements to file online:

  • Be registered to vote in the district for which you are filing
  • Pay with Visa, Mastercard, or American Express
  • Provide a valid email address
  • Submit by 4:00pm on Friday

Online Candidate Filing

File by mail (beginning May 2nd) or in person (beginning May 16th):

  • Candidate filing form to file by mail or in person
  • Pay with check or cash
  • Submit a filing fee petition
  • Submit by 5:00pm on Friday

File by mail beginning May 2nd. Filings will be held in our office until filing opens on May 16th. Any declaration received prior to that day will be returned and the candidate shall be permitted to re-submit their declaration during the filing period. All declarations must be received no later than 5:00pm on the last day of filing, May 20th. All mail-in declarations must include the filing fee, if applicable (RCW 29A.24.081). Mail to : Chelan County Elections, 350 Orondo Ave STE 306, Wenatchee, WA 98801.


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. 

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

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: 12/01/2022 09:36 AM

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Chelan County Calendar

Upcoming events and schedules at the county!

  • 21
    Dec 2022
    01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Hearing Examiner - December 21, 2022

    Posted by: Community Development

    By Zoom Video Conference
  • 21
    Dec 2022
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Chelan County Civil Service Commission

    Posted by: Human Resources

    The Chelan County Civil Service Commission will be meeting on Dec. 21.

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  • 14
    Dec 2022
    06:00 PM - 09:00 PM

    Planning Commission - December 14, 2022

    Posted by: Community Development

    400 Douglas Street
  • 12
    Dec 2022
    12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

    The Board of Law Library Trustees - Special Meeting

    Posted by: Superior Court

    Chelan County Law Library Special Meeting

    Law & Justice Building in an assigned courtroom of Superior Court
  • 10
    Dec 2022
    09:00 AM - 01:00 PM

    December Parenting Class - English Only

    Posted by: Superior Court Clerk

    Supporting Children Through Divorce is a four-hour educational program designed to help parents focus on the needs of their children during and after divorce and separation.

    Chelan County Administration Building - Enter building from Douglas Street