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Special three-day candidate filing period

  • Thu Jun 17th, 2021 3:39pm
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Submitted by San Juan County.

Whew! You almost missed your chance to run for office. Fortunately, you’ll get a second chance. During the candidate filing period in May, 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 period, 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, fire, cemetery, and water districts.

San Juan County Elections Office will hold a special three-day filing period starting next Wednesday, June 23, and ending on Friday, June 25. 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 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 are open during the 3-day period

Shaw Island School District #10, Director 2, 4-year term

SJC Fire Protection District #5, Commissioner 2, 6-year short & full term

San Juan County Cemetery District #3, Commissioner 1 (Orcas), 4-year unexpired term

San Juan County Cemetery District #3, Commissioner 3 (Orcas), 2-year unexpired term

Eastsound Sewer & Water District, Commissioner 4, 6-year regular term

Eastsound Sewer & Water District, Commissioner 5, 6-year regular term

MacKaye Harbor Water District, Commissioner 1, 6-year regular term