Candidates & Campaigns

Filing for Office and Campaign Information
Act Early, Vote Safely
Online Candidate Filing begins May 11th at 9AM. View the offices up for election View the candidates who've filed

2020 Candidate Training: The 2020 candidate training materials have been provided electronically in the Candidate Filing Training Guide.

Filing a Measure

Resolution Cover Sheet (Districts Only)
For or Against Committee Roster

Candidate Filing

Where to File

The Secretary of State accepts candidate filings for federal and statewide executive offices, and for any legislative, court of appeals, and superior court office serving more than one county.

The Benton County Auditor's Office accepts filings for all countywide and local offices.

Filing for Office

Candidate Handbook

Candidate Filing Forms

Candidate Filing Fee

Filing Fee is 1% of salary for yearly salaries over $1,000. It is $10.00 for an annual salary of $1,000 or less. If paid for attending meeting (per diem), with no fixed annual salary, then no filing fee is required.

Candidate Filing Requirements

  • Registered to Vote
  • Live in District
  • Live in Commissioner District, if applicable

Useful Links

Candidate Filing Dates

5/11 First day to file a declaration of candidacy.
5/15 Last day to file a declaration of candidacy.
5/18 Final day to withdraw from the ballot.
5/22 Deadline for submission of Voters' Pamphlet statements and photographs.

Ballot Measure Filing Dates

12/13/19 Last day to file a resolution for 2020 February Special Election .
2/28 Last day to file a resolution for the April Special Election.
5/8 Last day to file a resolution for August Primary.
8/4 Last day to file a resolution for the November General Election.