Candidate Filing Week is May 17-21

Open Positions include Friday Harbor Mayor, Port Commissioner, San Juan School Board and more


From San Juan County

If you have ever wanted to be an elected official, now is your chance. 

Offices will soon be open in fire, school, hospital, water, sewer, port, parks and recreation, and cemetery districts throughout the county. 

Three positions, including mayor, will be open in the Town of Friday Harbor.

So get ready, because 2021 filing week is about to begin.

During filing week, candidates “file” to run for open offices. Candidates may file online, by email, by fax, by mail, or in person at the San Juan County Elections Office at 55 Second Street Ste. A, Friday Harbor.  

In-person, emailed and faxed filings will be accepted 8 a.m. Monday, May 17 through 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 21.

Online candidate filing will be available 9 a.m. Monday, May 17, at 9 am through 4 p.m. Friday, May 21.

 Filing online is easy and has the additional advantage that candidates receive updates when other candidates file for the same office.

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.”  

If you prefer to file on paper, “Declaration of Filing” forms are available at under “Candidate Information.”  

Forms must be mailed to San Juan County Auditor, Elections Office, PO Box 638, Friday Harbor, WA 98250.  Mail-in filings are already being accepted and will be processed on May 17. Mailed filings must be received at the Elections Office no later than Friday, May 21.

For any offices for which a filing fee is required, the filing fee must be received by 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 21.  Filings will not be processed until the filing fee is received.  (See the list of open offices below to see which offices require a filing fee.)

Offices with three or more candidates will be included in the Aug. 3 primary election. Offices with only one or two candidates will go directly to the November general election ballot.

For more information about filing, call the San Juan Elections Office at 360-378-3357 or email

Follow the link for a list of offices open for candidate filing:  Offices Open

Posted on May 12, 2021 at 5:30 am by

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