Notice of King County Personnel Board Candidate Filing and Election

King County Elections will hold a candidate filing period for the elected member position on the King County Personnel Board.  The candidate filing period will begin on Monday, May 3 at 8:30 a.m. and will end at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, May 7. There is a $5 non-refundable filing fee. Visit for more information.

The Personnel Board conducts hearings on appeals of certain personnel actions as provided for in Section 540 of the King County Charter.

The Personnel Board consists of five members, four of whom are appointed, and one member elected by county career service employees. The elected term is for a 5-year term.

The county charter requires the elected member of the Personnel Board to be a resident of the state of Washington and not currently employed by King County.

A primary will be held on Tuesday, June 1 to determine the final nominees up for election on Tuesday, June 22.  The primary and election will be conducted through the mail.  If any candidate receives more than 50 percent of the vote in the primary, they will be deemed elected and no further election will be conducted.  Only career service county employees are eligible to cast ballots.

For more information on filing for office, contact King County Elections at 206-296-1565 or

For more information on the position, please contact the Personnel Board at 206-477-3400 or