Candidate Filing Week – May 11th thru 15th

Posted April 22, 2020 at 10:05 am by

If you have ever want­ed to be an elect­ed offi­cial, now is your chance.  Can­di­date fil­ing for posi­tions open for elec­tion in 2020 is about to begin.

The list of offices avail­able for fil­ing is below. In addi­tion to Pres­i­dent (sor­ry, you can’t file for that one), all statewide elect­ed offi­cials and all State Leg­isla­tive Dis­trict 40 posi­tions are open for fil­ing. Local­ly, the San Juan Coun­ty Supe­ri­or Court Judge and two Coun­ty Coun­cil posi­tions are open. In addi­tion, local vot­ers will be elect­ing a new Char­ter Review Com­mis­sion to review and pos­si­bly make rec­om­men­da­tions for changes to the Coun­ty Home Rule Charter.

Dur­ing fil­ing week, can­di­dates may sub­mit their fil­ings online, by email, by fax, or in per­son at the San Juan Coun­ty Elec­tions Office at 55 Sec­ond Street, Suite A, Fri­day Har­bor. Online can­di­date fil­ing will be avail­able Mon­day, May 11, at 9 a.m. through Fri­day, May 15, at 4 p.m. In per­son, emailed and faxed fil­ings will be accept­ed Mon­day, May 11, at 8 a.m. through Fri­day, May 15, at 4:30 p.m.

Mail-in fil­ings will be accept­ed no ear­li­er than Mon­day, April 27, and will be processed on May 11. Mailed fil­ings will be accept­ed if they are received at the Elec­tions Office no lat­er than Fri­day, May 15. If fil­ing by mail, forms should be mailed to San Juan Coun­ty Audi­tor, Elec­tions Office, PO Box 638, Fri­day Har­bor, WA 98250.

Can­di­dates should con­sid­er fil­ing online. Can­di­dates who file online will receive emails con­firm­ing their fil­ing. Can­di­dates can file from home on their per­son­al com­put­ers or may file on a com­put­er at the Elec­tions Office. To file online, go to the Elec­tions web­page at and nav­i­gate to “Online Can­di­date Fil­ing” under “Can­di­date Infor­ma­tion.” Can­di­dates fil­ing for Fed­er­al or State offices will file with the Sec­re­tary of State.

The names of can­di­dates fac­ing two or more chal­lengers, oth­er than char­ter review com­mis­sion­ers, will appear on the August 4 pri­ma­ry bal­lot. Offices with one or two can­di­dates filed will go direct­ly to the Novem­ber 3 gen­er­al elec­tion bal­lot. Precinct Com­mit­tee Offi­cers are elect­ed on the August 4 pri­ma­ry bal­lot, if opposed; if unop­posed, they are deemed elected.

For more infor­ma­tion about fil­ing, call the Elec­tions Office at (360) 378‑3357 or email

The fol­low­ing offices will be open for filing:
(see pages 2 & 3 of this PDF — 2020 Can­di­date Fil­ing)

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