San Juan County Elections

Donald E. Eaton

 
Candidate Filing Week
 

Special Three-day Candidate Filing Period


Whew!  You almost missed your chance to run for office.  Fortunately, you’ll get a second chance.  During this past week’s filing period, several of the offices open for filing had no candidates file.  When no one files for an open office, it’s called a “void in candidacy.”  When a void in candidacy occurs after a regular filing week, a special three-day filing period is opened for only those offices for whom no candidates filed. 

The local races that will be open for filing are all local special purpose districts:  school, port, water, cemetery, sewer, and hospital districts.  According to County Auditor Milene Henley, “These districts are vitally important to local communities, affecting all parts of local life.  If you’re looking for a way to make a difference, run for a local elected office.  And the first step to running is filing.”

San Juan County Elections Office will hold a special three-day filing period starting next Wednesday, May 24, and ending on Friday, May 26.  Persons interested in filing as a candidate for one of the offices below can do so online, by mail, by email, or in person.  The Online Candidate Filing Wizard will be opened from 9 a.m. Wednesday through 4:00 p.m. Friday. Paper Declarations of Candidacy will be accepted from 8 a.m. Wednesday through 4:30 p.m. Friday. The Online Candidate Filing Wizard and paper Declaration of Candidacy can both be found at www.sanjuanco.com/elections.

The following offices will be open during the three-day filing period:

Shaw Island School District Director #1

Port of Orcas Commissioner #2

San Juan County Cemetery District #3 Commissioner #2

San Juan County Cemetery District #3 Commissioner #3

Cape San Juan Water District Commissioner #2

Cape San Juan Water District  Commissioner #3

Eastsound Sewer & Water District Commissioner #5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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