Clallam County residents seeking to run for elected office have multiple ways to file for candidacy during Candidate Filing Week, held May 13-17.
Prospective candidates may file online via the Clallam County Elections website at www.clallam.net/elections. Online filing begins at 9 a.m. May 13 and ends at 4 p.m. May 17.
Residents may also file for candidacy in person at the Clallam County Auditor’s Office, 223 E. 4th St., Suite 1 in Port Angeles, during the five-day filing period. The Auditor’s Office, located in the Clallam County Courthouse, is open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Mailed declarations of candidacy are also accepted and must be received by the Auditor’s Office by 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 17. The required forms are available for download at www.clallam.net/elections.
Candidate filing fees, regardless of filing method, must be received by the Auditor’s Office no later than 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 17 to complete the filing process. Those filing online will be prompted to pay using Visa, Mastercard or American Express. The Auditor’s Office accepts payments made in-person or by mail using cash or check only. Late payments are not accepted and would thus void any filings.
A total of 56 local offices are open for filing. These include two Clallam Superior Court positions, a County Commissioner position, a Port of Port Angeles Commissioner position, three Port Angeles City Council positions, four Sequim City Council positions, three Forks City Council positions, and numerous school board positions for the Port Angeles, Sequim, Cape Flattery, and Quillayute Valley school districts. Positions are also open for all six fire districts, two park and recreation districts, two hospital districts, and two water districts.
The complete list of offices open for election and applicable filing fees, as well as additional filing information, is available at www.clallam.net/elections.
Contact Clallam County Elections at 417-2217 or [email protected] for more information.