Candidates & Campaigns

Filing for Office and Campaign Information

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. Candidates are encouraged to file for office online. Online filing Opens at 9AM on May 15th and Closes at 4PM on May 19th.

Filing for Office

Lot Drawing Results NEW
  • First candidate that filed = Appears 1
  • Second candidate that filed = Appears 3
  • Third candidate that filed = Appears 2

Candidate Filing Forms

Candidate Filing Fee & Requirements

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.


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

Useful Links

Candidate Filing Dates

5/15 First day to file a declaration of candidacy.
5/19 Last day to file a declaration of candidacy.
5/22 Final day to withdraw from the ballot.
5/26 Deadline for submission of Voters' Pamphlet statements and photographs.

Ballot Measure Filing Dates

5/12/2023 Last day to file a resolution for 2023 August Primary.
8/1/2023 Last day to file a resolution for the 2023 November General Election.