The Pasco City Council is comprised of 7 elected officials, each serving 4 year terms. The City of Pasco operates under the "Council-Manager" plan of government, per the Revised Code of Washington Chapter 35.18. Under the Council-Manager plan of city government, the councilmembers are the elected officials of the City, who then in turn appoint and oversee the City Manager.
5 Councilmembers each represent a district; 2 Councilmembers are "at large". You can view City District maps here.
Municipal elections are open and nonpartisan (candidates’ political parties do not appear on the ballot). You must be a properly registered voter within the City of Pasco to vote in a municipal election, and you may vote regardless of your party affiliation.
Pasco City Charter provides that if, in the primary City election, 1 candidate for an office receives more than a majority of votes cast, they are declared elected and no general City election is held. If no candidate for that office receives a majority of votes, the names of the 2 candidates receiving the highest number of votes are placed on the ballot for the general City election. Therefore, your primary election vote is very important!
The fee is 1% of the annual salary. If there is an annual salary of less than $1,000 the filing fee is $10. For precinct committee officers the filing fee is 1 dollar.
Franklin County handles the municipal elections for the City of Pasco. To file, please contact the: Franklin County Elections Department
1016 N. Fourth Ave.
Pasco, WA 99301
Ph: (509) 545-3538