Washington Election Filing Week Ends, Sets Up Official Primary Ballots

Washington state’s official candidate filing process is complete as of today. Candidates for office in the 2024 elections had the opportunity to submit their name last week and until yesterday at 5pm to make any changes or withdraw. While many candidates have been running for years the official close of filing week locks in 2024 primary election races with today being the deadline for the Secretary of State to certify candidates and submit names to local county elections officials.

Overall, 1,037 people filed for submitted their name for offices ranging from the U.S. Senate to local judges and everything in between. Washington’s primary election is on Aug. 6th with mail-in voting beginning July 19th. The top-two vote getters will advance to the November 5th general election. Nearly 30 people filed for the office of governor with 11 candidates filing paperwork for the U.S. Senate seat.

Notably the offices of governor, attorney general, commissioner of public lands, and insurance commissioner, are all open seats with longtime incumbents retiring or running for other office.

Credit union advocates will continue to have the opportunity to connect with candidates and share support in the coming months.

Posted in Advocacy on the Move, Washington Advocacy.