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Posted on: March 15, 2019

Workshops: Thinking about Running for Office?

While even-year elections often get the most attention (note the historic 76% turnout in last year’s midterm), our odd-year elections are equally important. 

This year, there will have more than 330 offices up for election in King County – everything from city council seats to school board directors to water district commissioners. These are the individuals who make important decisions about our communities every day.   

King County Elections are committed to ensuring that every citizen has an opportunity to have their voice heard. While there are many reasons people don’t vote (fortunately, not having a stamp is no longer one of them!) a reason we often hear is that people don’t see candidates on the ballot who look like them or reflect the values in their community. 

One way we are working to encourage more people to run for office is by providing “Thinking about Running for Office” workshops across King County. 

Deciding to run for office can be very scary. In these workshop we’ll go over the basics of how to become a candidate, filing fees, campaign finance, campaign signs, candidate statements for the voter’s pamphlet and even hear from a few people who have run for office first hand.   

The dates and times can be found on the Running for Office website or RSVP through one of the Facebook events.
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