For Candidates

2022 Candidate Guide and Local Voters' Pamphlet Specifications

Signed Voters Pamphlet Administrative Rules

Columbia County Voter Pamphlet Deadlines

Candidate Submission Deadlines

For Candidates and Campaigns

Filing Information from the Secretary of State

Campaigning Information

Before you start campaigning, be sure that you have read about the political sign regulations and public disclosure requirements.

Regulations for Campaign Signs

DOT Campaign Sign Info (PDF)

Public Disclosure Commission

Many local candidates are required to file campaign disclosure records with the Public Disclosure Commission (PDC). The PDC, a state agency, was created by an initiative of the people. It provides public access about finances of campaigns and candidates, including contributors and expenditures.

Public Disclosure Commission

For More Information

Contact the Elections Department at (509) 382-4541 or email