Candidate Filing Week is May 13-17

  • Wed May 1st, 2019 3:53pm
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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 2019 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 Street Ste. A, Friday Harbor. Online candidate filing will be available Monday, May 13 at 9 a.m. through Friday, May 17 at 4 p.m. In-person, emailed and faxed filings will be accepted Monday, May 13 at 8 a.m. through Friday, May 17 at 4:30 p.m.

Mail-in filings will be accepted no earlier than Monday, April 29 and will be processed on May 13. Mailed filings will be accepted if they are received at the Elections Office no later than Friday, May 17. If filing by mail, forms should be mailed to San Juan County Auditor, Elections Office, PO Box 638, Friday Harbor, WA 98250.

The best way to file is 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 on a computer at the Elections Office. To file online, go to the Elections webpage at and navigate to “Candidate Filing Online” under “Candidate Information.” Candidates filing for Federal or State offices will file with the Secretary of State.

Filing fees are required for offices with compensation. If a filing fee is required, the filing fee must be received by Friday, May 17 at 4:30 p.m. Filings will not be processed until the filing fee is received. Once paid, filing fees are non-refundable.

Most races with more than two candidates will appear on the August 6 primary ballot, and races with only one or two candidates will go directly to the November 5 general election ballot. Partisan offices appear on the primary ballot even if there is only one candidate. Commissioners for park and recreation districts and for cemetery districts go directly to the general, regardless of the number of candidates.

For more information about filing, call the Elections Office at 360-378-3357 or email elections@sanjuanco.com.

The following offices will be open for filing:

Legislative District 40

State Senator (1-year unexpired term, Partisan)

Town of Friday Harbor

Council Member 1 (4-year term)

Council Member 2 (4-year term)

Council Member 5 (4-year term)

Treasurer (4-year term)

San Juan Island School District No.149

School Board Director 3 (4-year short and full term)

School Board Director 4 (4-year term)

School Board Director 5 (4-year short and full term)

Orcas Island School District No.137

School Board Director-at-Large 3 (2-year unexpired term)

School Board Director 4 (4-year term)

School Board Director 5 (4-year term)

Lopez Island School District No.144

School Board Director 3 (4-year term)

School Board Director 4 (4-year term)

School Board Director 5 (4-year term)

Shaw Island School District No.10

School Board Director 1 (2-year unexpired term)

School Board Director 3 (4-year term)

School Board Director 4 (4-year term)

School Board Director 5 (4-year term)

SJC Fire Protection District No.2

Fire Commissioner 1 (6-year term)

Fire Commissioner 3 (4-year unexpired term)

Fire Commissioner 5 (6-year term)

SJC Fire Protection District No.3

Fire Commissioner 1 (6-year short and full term)

Fire Commissioner 2 (2-year unexpired term)

SJC Fire Protection District No.4

Fire Commissioner 1 (6-year term)

Fire Commissioner 3 (4-year unexpired term)

SJC Fire Protection District No.5

Fire Commissioner 1 (6-year term)

Fire Commissioner 2 (2-year unexpired term)

Port of Friday Harbor

Port Commissioner 1 (6-year short and full term)

Port of Orcas

Port Commissioner 1 (2-year unexpired term)

Port Commissioner 2 (2-year unexpired term)

Port Commissioner 3 (4-year term)

Port Commissioner 5 (4-year short and full term)

Port of Lopez

Port Commissioner 1 (4-year term)

Port Commissioner 2 (4-year term)

San Juan Island Park & Recreation District

Park & Recreation Commissioner 1 (4-year term)

Park & Recreation Commissioner 4 (4-year term)

Park & Recreation Commissioner 5 (2-year unexpired term)

Orcas Island Park & Recreation District

Park & Recreation Commissioner 1 (4-year term)

Park & Recreation Commissioner 3 (4-year short and full term)

Shaw Park and Recreation District

Park & Recreation Commissioner 1 (initial term)

Park & Recreation Commissioner 2 (initial term)

Park & Recreation Commissioner 3 (initial term)

Park & Recreation Commissioner 4 (initial term)

Park & Recreation Commissioner 5 (initial term)

San Juan County Cemetery District No.1 (San Juan)

Cemetery Commissioner 1 (6-year term)

Cemetery Commissioner 2 (2-year unexpired term)

San Juan County Cemetery District No.2 (Stuart)

Cemetery Commissioner 1 (6-year term)

San Juan County Cemetery District No.3 (Orcas)

Cemetery Commissioner 1 (6-year term)

Cemetery Commissioner 2 (2-year unexpired term)

Cemetery Commissioner 3 (4-year unexpired term)

San Juan County Public Hospital District No.1

Hospital Commissioner 1 (6-year term)

Hospital Commissioner 3 (2-year unexpired term)

Hospital Commissioner 4 (4-year unexpired term)

Hospital Commissioner 5 (2-year unexpired term)

San Juan County Public Hospital District No.2

Hospital Commissioner 2 (6-year term)

Hospital Commissioner 5 (6-year term)

San Juan County Public Hospital District No.3

Hospital Commissioner 4 (6-year term)

Cape San Juan Water District

Water Commissioner 1 (6-year term)

Water Commissioner 3 (4-year unexpired term)

Cattle Point Water District

Water Commissioner 2 (2-year unexpired term)

Water Commissioner 3 (6-year term)

MacKaye Harbor Water District

Water Commissioner 1 (2-year unexpired term)

Water Commissioner 3 (6-year term)

Eastsound Sewer & Water District

Sewer & Water Commissioner 1 (6-year term)

Sewer & Water Commissioner 5 (4-year unexpired term)

Fisherman Bay Sewer District

Sewer Commissioner 1 (6-year term)