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This is the first step in filing as a candidate online. Before you are officially recorded as a candidate for public office, your online filing will be reviewed for accuracy and completeness. Filings are not official until validated and approved by the Elections Office. Your name will appear on the San Juan County Website as a candidate for office once your Declaration of Candidacy is validated and approved. 

San Juan County Elections Office will accept online candidate filings from this website from Monday, May 17 at 9 AM through Friday, May 21 at 4 PM.  Online filings submitted after 4 PM on Friday, May 21 will not be accepted.  All candidate filings must be completed no later than 4:30 PM on Friday, May 21. Assistance with this process is available by calling the Elections Office at (360) 378-3357 or emailing SJC Elections.

Candidate declarations by mail will be accepted starting Monday, May 3.

In person filings will be accepted Monday, May 17 at 8 AM through Friday, May 21 at 4:30 PM.

The deadline to withdraw candidacy is Monday, May 24 by 4:30 PM.  Withdrawal Candidacy Form

  • If you decide to withdraw from your campaign, even if you are too late to remove your name from the ballot, you may need to file paperwork to terminate your campaign with the Public Disclosure Commission.  Please email the Public Disclosure Commission to discuss filing a termination statement.

Filing Fees

Filing fees are non-refundable.

Filing fees may be paid by debit or credit card. Fees may also be paid by check or cash. When paying by check, the check should be made payable to San Juan County Treasurer. All filing fees must be paid before the candidate filing is validated. 

Candidate Voters' Pamphlet Statements

San Juan County will be publishing both an online and paper edition Voters' Pamphlet. Your voters' pamphlet statement and photograph will be due on May 28. You will receive a separate email notification for submitting your candidate statements and photograph.

Knowingly providing false information on a Declaration of Candidacy is a class C felony as provided by RCW 29A.84.711.

To submit a Declaration of Candidacy using this website, you must meet the following requirements: 

    ·         You must be a registered voter in the district for which are you file.
    ·         You must have a valid email address.
    ·         If there is a filing fee, pay with a credit card, check, or cash.

Candidate statements are due Friday, May 28 by 4:30 PM.  Candidate statements can be emailed to SJC Elections

This is the first page of the Online Candidate Filing Wizard. Click the link below to start the process of filing for an elected office in San Juan County.

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