Starting Monday, May 16, residents interested in running for political office can submit their candidate filings. Eight countywide offices are up for a vote in the November 8 general election, including Assessor, Auditor, Clerk, District 3 Councilmember, District Court Judge, Prosecuting Attorney, Sheriff, and Treasurer.
According to the San Juan County Elections Office, candidates may submit their filings online, by email, by fax, or in person at 55 Second Street, Suite A. Online filing will be available starting at 9 a.m. on May 16 through 4 p.m. on Friday, May 20. In-person, emailed, or faxed filings will be accepted on the same days between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
The County will accept mail-in filings no sooner than Monday, May 2. Mailed filings must be received no later than May 20.
The names of candidates facing two or more challengers will appear on the August 2 primary ballot. Offices with one or two candidates filed will go directly to the November 8 general election ballot. Precinct committee officers are elected on the August 2 primary ballot, if opposed. If unopposed, they are deemed elected.
More details are available on the Elections Office website.