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Filing week approaching

OK candidates, listen up. Filing week starts next Monday for those of you who like the personal touch of filling out your forms and paying your fees in person.

From Monday through Friday of next week, you can saunter into your county elections office, turn in your form, pay the fee (1 percent of the annual salary for the position you desire) and qualify for a spot on the August primary ballot.  Remember, there may be some special requirements for a particular position, such as length of residence inside the borders of the particular city or district you wish to elect you, or being eligible to vote.

In Spokane County, the office will be open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Editor's note: An earlier version of this post had the wrong start time.)

Or you could save yourself the trip, file online and pay with a credit card. To file online for Spokane County, click here.  To find a website or address for one of the other county elections offices in Washington state, click here.

It's also possible to file by mail, right now. To do that, you would need a petition of candidacy to fill out. You can get started by clicking here.

A note to the wouldbe candidates who are just “thinking about” a run. Think about it all you want, but remember the filing fees are non-refundable.

To see a list of offices up for election this  year in Spokane County, click here.

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Jim Camden is a veteran political reporter for The Spokesman-Review.


Jonathan Brunt is an enterprise reporter for The Spokesman-Review.


Kip Hill is a general assignments reporter for The Spokesman-Review.

Nick Deshais covers Spokane City Hall for The Spokesman-Review.

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