Candidate filing week is May 14-18

  • Thu May 3rd, 2018 7:00am
  • News

Submitted by San Juan County

If you have ever wanted to be an elected official, now is your chance. Candidate filing for positions open for election in 2018 is about to begin.

During filing week, candidates may submit their filings online, by email, by fax or in person at the San Juan County Elections Office at 55 Second St. Ste. A in Friday Harbor. Online candidate filing will be available Monday, May 14 at 9 a.m. through Friday, May 18 at 4 p.m. In person, emailed and faxed filings will be accepted Monday, May 14 at 8 a.m. through Friday, May 18 at 4:30 p.m.

Mail-in filings will be accepted no earlier than Monday, April 30 and will be processed on May 14. Mailed filings will be accepted if they are received at the Elections Office no later than Friday, May 14. If filing by mail, forms should be mailed to San Juan County Auditor, Elections Office, PO Box 638, Friday Harbor, WA 98250.

Candidates should consider filing online. Candidates who file online will receive not only confirmation of their filing, but also updates when other candidates file for that office. Candidates can file from home on their personal computers or may file on a computer at the San Juan County Elections Office. To file online, go to and navigate to “Candidate Filing Online” under “Candidate Information.” Candidates filing for federal or state offices will file with the Washington Secretary of State.

The names of candidates facing two or more challengers will appear on the Aug. 7 primary ballot. Offices with one or two candidates filed will go directly to the Nov. 6 general election ballot.

For more information about filing, call the elections office at 360-378-3357 or email

The offices in the images below will be open for filing.