Monday marks the beginning of candidate filing for the 2011 primary and general elections.
This year there are more than 300 offices open, and hundreds of candidates are expected to file for office with King County Elections.
“The Elections website is a wonderful source of information about running for office,” said Elections Director Sherril Huff. “It offers a variety of services that can be accessed around the clock, including online candidate filing.”
Candidate filing opens Monday, June 6 at 8:30 a.m. for in-person filing and at 9 a.m. for online filing. Filing week ends Friday, June 10, at 4:30 p.m. (online filing closes at 4:00 p.m.).
During filing week, candidates may file 24 hours a day online, in person from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the King County Elections office, or by mail. All applications must be received by King County Election officials by 4:30 p.m. on Friday.
An updated list of filings will be posted on the Elections website at noon and 6 p.m. each day until closing.
A lot drawing, which randomly assigns the order that candidates will appear on the primary ballot, will be conducted on Friday after filing has closed. The lot drawing order will be posted on the website on Friday, June 10.
Offices filing with King County Elections:
• King County Assessor
• King County Director of Elections
• Metropolitan King County Council
• Court of Appeals Judge
• Superior Court Judge
• Port of Seattle Commissioner
• Mayoral and city council positions, including Redmond mayor and four city council seats
• School district directors, including three seats from the Lake Washington School District
• Commissioners for Fire District, Water District, Sewer District, Utility District, Public Hospital, Airport District, Cemetery District, Park and Recreation District.
A complete list of offices subject to election, along with additional information on candidate filing and a manual for candidates, is available on the Elections website, www.kingcounty.gov/elections.