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ADDRESS

1820 Jefferson Street
P.O. Box 563
Port Townsend,
WA 98368

PHONE

Elections: 360.385.9117
Voter Reg: 360.385.9119
Recording: 360.385.9116
Accounting: 360.385.9121
Licensing: 360.385.9115
Fax: 360.385.9228

HOURS

Monday - Friday
8:30 to 4:30

Weekends and Nationally Observed Holidays
Closed

ADDRESS

1820 Jefferson Street
P.O. Box 563
Port Townsend,
WA 98368

PHONE

Elections: 360.385.9117
Voter Reg: 360.385.9119
Recording: 360.385.9116
Accounting: 360.385.9121
Licensing: 360.385.9115
Fax: 360.385.9228

HOURS

Monday - Friday
8:30 to 4:30

Weekends and Nationally Observed Holidays
Closed

Jefferson County Auditor > Elections > Candidate Information
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Current Election  | For Candidates  | For Voters   | Archived Elections

 Filing for Office:

2017 Candidate filing period: May 15 - 19, 2017

Click on Offices Open for Election to see which offices are open and if there is a filing fee.

Be prepared to: 

  • Pay filing fee, if applicable, online with Visa or MasterCard if you file on-line, or pay by cash or check at the counter if you file in-person. Your name will not appear on any official list as a candidate for office until your filing is approved AND, if applicable, your filing fee is paid. 
  • Provide an email address.
  • Use a campaign mailing address, phone number, and website address when you file for office. If you don't, your voter registration address will be published online in the list of candidates who have filed.

NEW OPTION - file your Declaration of Candidacy online!

File online:

Available Monday, May 15, 9:00 A.M. through Friday, May 19, 4:00 P.M.

Click here to file your Declaration of Candidacy online

File in person:

Monday, May 15 through Friday, May 19 (8:30 AM - 4:30 PM)

Declaration of Candidacy - printable form

Jefferson County Auditor's Office
1820 Jefferson St - 1st Floor
Port Townsend WA 98368


File by mail:

The first day we can accept a declaration of candidacy by mail is May 1, 2017; The last day we can accept it is by close of business Friday, May 19, 2017.

Declaration of Candidacy - printable form


Mail to:
Jefferson County Elections

PO Box 563

Port Townsend WA 98368



School Director Districts:

At-Large positions - you can live anywhere within the school district for the position you file for.
Director Districts - you need to live within the specific director district within the school district you file for.
When you file, the Director District will be verified before your declaration is approved.

SD20, Queets/Clearwater - ALL director positions are At-Large
SD46, Brinnon - ALL director positions are At-Large
SD48, Quilcene - Director district position No.'s 4 & 5 are At-Large. SD48 Director Districts.pdf
SD49, Chimacum - SD49 Director Districts.pdf
SD50, Port Townsend - SD50 Director Districts.pdf
SD323, Sequim - Clallam County is the LEAD County for this school district. File your declaration with Clallam County. Director district position No.'s 4 & 5 are At-Large. SD323 Director Districts.pdf
SD402, Quillayute Valley - Clallam County is the LEAD County for this school district. File your declaration with Clallam County. SD402 Director Districts.pdf

2017 Information for Candidates
- 2017 Online Voters' Guide Candidate Statement and Photo Guidelines
- 2017 Request for Voter Data
- 2017 Election Calendar - quick dates



Additional Information
The Top 2 Primary (I-872)


Where do I file?

County Elections Office For:

- Legislative offices within one county
- Court of appeals positions within one county
- Superior court positions within one county
- All other offices


Office of the Secretary of State For:

- Federal offices
- Statewide offices
- Legislative encompassing more than one county
- Judicial districts encompassing more than one county







Salaries, Filing Fees, and Terms for Elective Offices

State law provides that candidates pay a filing fee at the time they file for office. The fee is equal to one percent (1%) of the annual salary for the office sought. For example, if the office sought has an annual salary of $20,000, the filing fee would be two hundred dollars ($200). The filing fee is calculated according to the salary of the office at the time of filing.

Citizens’ Commission on Salaries for Elected Officials










































































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