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Thursday, June 8, 2023

Get Ready To Run: King County Elections Offers Workshops For Prospective Candidates

King County Elections (KCE) will be hosting four virtual workshops for individuals interested in running for office. The workshops will provide important information on how to file for office, key deadlines, submitting local voters’ pamphlet statements, voter lists, and much more. The Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) will join each session to go over basic campaign disclosure requirements. The workshops are scheduled on the following dates and times:

• Thursday, April 20, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. This session will focus on Seattle-specific information and will include speakers from the City of Seattle and Seattle Ethics & Elections Commission.

• Monday, April 24, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The City of Seattle and Seattle Ethics & Elections Commission will cover Seattle-specific information at the April 20 session, including the Democracy Voucher program and City campaign disclosure requirements.

With over 320 offices subject to the election, KCE anticipates 650-700 total candidates within the county. Candidate filing week is from May 15 to May 19, with the deadline to withdraw the following Monday, May 22. Candidates are encouraged to file online.

For more resources available to candidates, please visit the KCE website.

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