Mark your calendar: May 14 - May 18
Every current or prospective PCO who wishes to serve for the 2019-2020 term needs to formally file for that position during filing week, which ends on Friday, May 18th at 4:00pm. By far the fastest and easiest way to do that is through the King County Office of Elections website.
Here's the step-by-step process:
Step Two: Select "I am a Candidate"
Step Three: Select "I want to run for office"
Step Four: Select "Online PCO Filing" (This page also has additional helpful information including the PCO Manual)
Step Five: Until filing week opens, you will be directed to this page which includes a helpful video on how to file online and other frequently asked questions. Watching this video and reviewing the information in advance will help you prepare for what to expect filing filing week.
Frequently asked questions:
Q- When can I file online?
A- May 14, 2018, at 9 a.m. and ending on May 18, 2018, at 4 p.m.
Q- If I file during filing week, when do I take office?
A- The new term starts in December 2018 and will run through the 2020 Election cycle.
Q- If I don't want to, or am not able to file online, what are my other options?
A- You have a few options if filing online is not for you. You can print off the paper version of the form and bring it down to the Office of Election office downtown, you can mail your form to the Office of Elections, or you can scan it and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org and I can send it to the Office of Elections on your behalf. ***Important Note***- All paper forms, no matter how they are filed must be signed in order to be valid.
Q- Is there a cost or fee to file?
A- NO! Filing as a PCO is absolutely free.
Q- I am a current PCO, will I be getting a reminder during filing week to re-file?
A- Yes! We have already started reminding current PCOs that filing week is coming up. Current PCOs will be getting multiple reminders during filing week so don't worry, we won't let you forget!
Q- Ok, I've filed for election/re-election, now what do I do?
A- Please let us know! We will be carefully tracking to make sure we have as many precincts covered as possible before the presidential election cycle. You can send a quick e-mail to email@example.com or call/text Anna at 206-201-1714. This will also ensure that members of the PCO committee aren't calling you for the remainder of the week!
If you have any other questions or if any issues arise during filing week, please don't hesitate to reach out to Anna Borris at 206-201-1714 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We are there to support you and make sure this process is as easy and transparent as possible.
April 19th - Meet and Engage with your 46th District Legislators!
Join us on Thursday, April 19 at 7:00pm, in the Seattle Mennonite Church Auditorium for a fascinating look behind the scenes of how big ideas become important laws from the 46th District's own legislative delegation Senator David Frockt, Representative Gerry Pollet, and Representative Javier Valdez, as they share experiences and thoughts on the 2018 Session of the Washington State Legislature.
Hear about: McCleary funding for schools, improved access to voting, capital investments within the district, putting women of Washington first legislation, partnerships between law enforcement and advocates for the mentally ill, and many other important hot topics.
This will be an interesting program for anyone who cares about how state government really works and all the difference one state Senate seat in the hands of the Democrats can make. Consider asking a friend to join you!
We will also consider endorsements of signature-gathering campaigns for initiatives proposed to be on the ballot this year, and we will adopt our endorsement rules for the Sunday, May 20th endorsements meeting.
All this, along with like-minded friends and neighbors makes for a delightful evening.
Won't you join us?
46th District Democrats April General Meeting
Thursday, April 19th, 2018
Doors Open at 6:30pm
Meeting 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Seattle Mennonite Church Auditorium, 3120 NE 125th St, Seattle, WA (In the heart of the Lake City Business District)
Click Here for Map
Parking behind the building, or across the street in the Chase/Veterans Affairs Building Parking Lot. Covered, secure place for bikes in the lobby of the auditorium.
Many buses serve 125th and Lake City Way - plan your trip here: https://tripplanner.kingcounty.gov/
Hope to see you Thursday!