Frequently asked questions for persons who may be required to file a statement of financial affairs with the PDC.
Candidates file within two weeks of becoming a candidate.
An individual appointed to position required to file must file the initial report within two weeks of the appointment.
Office holders file annually, on April 15, for as long as the person holds office.
All filers submit their reports to the PDC.
King, Pierce, and Snohomish Counties and the City of Seattle have enacted and enforce local filing requirements. Get more information ...
If you are a candidate, your reporting period is the previous 12 months from the date you are filing the F-1. If you are newly appointed to an elected office or state appointive office, your reporting period is the previous 12 months from your effective appointment date. If you are an annual filer, your reporting period is the previous calendar year. The electronic filing application will determine the correct filing period for you based on your answers to the initial questions.
Washington’s disclosure laws, including the F-1 filing requirement, were enacted by voters through the initiative process. The F-1 basically serves as a conflict of interest statement. Completing it allows you the chance to review your assets and property holdings each year so that you might be aware when conflicts arise. It also allows the public an opportunity to review whether officials might appear to have conflicts.