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Offices open for election this year include:
- U.S. Representatives (Congress)
- State Offices
- State Senators and Representatives
- Pierce County Offices
- Judicial Offices including State Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, and Pierce County Superior Court.
- Democratic and Republican Precinct Committee Officers
Locally, the following offices file online with the Pierce County Auditor’s Office:
- State Senators and Representatives – Legislative Districts 25, 27, 28 and 29
- Pierce County Offices – Executive, Assessor-Treasurer, Sheriff, and Council Districts 2, 3, 4, and 6
- Court of Appeals Division 2, District 1
- Pierce County Superior Court (1-22)
- Precinct Committee Officers
All other offices file online with the Office of the Secretary of State.
Filing for Office
Online candidate filing opens Monday, May 11 at 9:00 a.m. To file your declaration of candidacy go to PierceCountyElections.org.
Filing week runs through Friday, May 15. Online filing closes at 4:00 p.m. In-person filing ends at 4:30 p.m. at the Pierce County Election Center, located at 2501 South 35th St., Suite C in Tacoma.
For a list of open offices, voters’ pamphlet requirements, and more visit PierceCountyElections.org.
A lot drawing to determine the candidate order on the ballot will take place after the close of filing on Friday, May 15 (approximately 4:45 p.m.). All candidates and public are invited to observe.
Filing and COVID 19
Pierce County Elections is observing social distancing, with limited in-person assistance.
- Candidates should file online.
- Candidates who come to the office will file using a kiosk. Unfortunately, our employees cannot provide face-to-face, hands-on assistance. Rather, we will provide instruction and help over the phone.
- Individuals experiencing a problem filing should call us for assistance rather than coming into the office.