EVERETT – Candidate filing for offices up for election in 2012 begins Monday, May 14 and continues through Friday, May 18. Candidates file either through the Washington State Office of the Secretary of State for federal, statewide, or state offices representing voters from multiple counties, or with their local county for local county offices or for state offices representing voters entirely within the county.
Snohomish County Auditor’s Office will offer both online and in-person filing this year. Candidates can file online through the Snohomish County website (www.snoco.org) beginning 9:00am Monday, May 14. Online filing will be available 24 hours a day until 4:00pm on Friday, May 18. Candidates filing online will need a valid email address.
Candidates can file in-person at the Snohomish County Auditor’s Office, 3000 Rockefeller Avenue, 1st floor of the Administration West Building, Everett. Filings will be accepted during normal business hours from 9:00am Monday, May 14 through 5:00pm Friday, May 18. Monday morning and Friday afternoon are projected to be the busiest times.
Offices up for election that affect Snohomish County voters include the U.S. President and Vice-President, a U.S. Senate seat as well as four U.S. Representative seats. One of the open U.S. Representative seats is to fill a one month short-term for the vacant 1st Congressional District office. Also open are a number of state senate and representative positions, both state and local judicial positions and a public utilities commissioner position. The major political parties will also be electing precinct committee officers this year.
“This year there are many opportunities available for people to serve and represent Snohomish County citizens in Washington, DC, the state legislature in Olympia or in local districts,” said County Auditor Carolyn Weikel.
Prospective candidates are encouraged to visit the Snohomish County Elections website at www.snoco.org/elections to view a list of offices up for election, applicable candidate filing fees, and descriptions of qualifications for offices. For additional information contact Snohomish County Elections at (425) 388-3444.