Dike and Drain Filing & Election Information

Candidate Filing

·         Candidate filing occurs at Skagit County Elections.

·         Candidates must be:

o   Registered to vote in the state of Washington for a period of not less than thirty days before the election, and

o   The owner of land located in the special district for a period of not less than thirty days before the election.[1]

·         Candidates can file for one position only.

·         Candidates do not pay a filing fee.

Candidates can file;      

     In Person
Monday, December 11 - Friday, December 15
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Skagit County Elections
700 S. 2nd St, Room 201
Mount Vernon, WA 98273

    By email
Submit a candidate filing form via email to scelections@co.skagit.wa.us  

Form must be received between

8:30 am Monday December 11 - 4:30 pm Friday December 15

    By mail
Submit a candidate filing form​ to:

Skagit County Elections
PO Box 1306
Mount Vernon, WA 98273

Form must be received by 4:30 pm, Friday, December 15.


·         The election will be all vote-by-mail, as are all elections in Washington State.

·         Ballots will be mailed to voters on Wednesday January 17th, 2018, 20 days before the election. Ballots must be returned to Skagit County Elections, or postmarked, no later than Election Day.

·         Skagit County Elections will charge each district for which it conducts an election. We do this for all elections as authorized by law[2] and by Washington State’s budgeting and accounting regulations.


·         Skagit County Elections cannot give legal advice – please consult your counsel.

·         Please refer to RCW Titles 85 and 29 for regulations concerning dike and drain elections.