Washington Administrative Code
Title 434 - Secretary of State
Chapter 434-215 - Declarations of candidacy and filing procedures
Section 434-215-170 - Filing qualifications
When state law requires a candidate to possess all qualifications of the office at the time of candidate filing, a candidate must satisfy this requirement at the time of candidate filing; a candidate cannot rely on possessing the qualifications at a later time, such as election day or the beginning of the term of office.
Statutory Authority: RCW 29A.04.611. 10-03-072, § 434-215-170, filed 1/18/10, effective 2/18/10.