Kennewick School District 17, Seat 3

Employer / Organization

Kennewick School District 17

Next Election

Aug 08, 2023

Filing Window

May 15, 2023 - May 19, 2023


The City Council is a legislative body of the City, and derives its powers from the Revised Code of Washington (RCW 35A) and the State Constitution. The Council authorizes public improvements and expenditures via adoption of an annual budget; levies taxes; controls finances and property of the City; sets City policy by resolutions; enacts legislation via ordinances; and provides for the public safety and welfare of the citizenry.

Application Guidelines
The filing window for this position begins the Monday two weeks prior to Memorial Day and ends on the Friday of that week (5 days). Candidacy filing papers can be acquired at and are submitted to either the county elections office or the Secretary of State’s Office in Olympia. For non-partisan offices, if there is only two candidates filed for a position they will run against each other in the November election. If more than two candidates file for a non-partisan office, than the non-partisan office will go through the August primary and the top two vote getters will advance to the November election for the seat. For a partisan office, the candidates will run in the August primary even if only two people are participating. This may create scenarios where the same candidates participate for the same seat in the August primary and November election. For any further questions, the Benton County Auditor's office can be reached at (509) 736-2727 or [email protected], and the Secretary of State’s Office can be reached at (360) 902-4151 or [email protected] ***Washington is one of the only states with online filing for candidacy. For more information regarding filing online, please see here:

Submit application to:
Benton County Elections Department, 620 Market St, Prosser, WA, 99350, US