Candidate Filing Week is May 13-17

  • Mon Apr 29th, 2019 1:30am
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Submitted by San Juan County Auditor F. Milene Henley.

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: https://www.sanjuanco.com/1221/Elections-Office.

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 Aug. 6 primary ballot, and races with only one or two candidates will go directly to the Nov. 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, call (360) 378-3357 or email elections@sanjuanco.com.

The following offices will be open (filing fee cost is included below):

• Legislative District 40, State Senator (1-year unexpired term, Partisan) 487.31

• Town of Friday Harbor: council member 1,2,5, all four-year terms, $54; treasurer (4-year term) 96.07

• San Juan Island School District #149: director 3 (4-year short and full term), director 4 (4-year term), director 5 (4-year short and full term), $0.

• Orcas Island School District #137: director-at-large 3 (2-year unexpired term), director 4 and 5 (4-year term), $0.

• Lopez Island School District #144: director 3,4,5 (4-year term), $0

• Shaw Island School District #10: director 1 (2-year unexpired term), director 3,4,5 (4-year term), $0.

• SJC Fire Protection District #2: commissioner 1 (6-year term), commissioner 3 (4-year unexpired term), commissioner 5 (6-year term), $0

• SJC Fire Protection District #3: commissioner 1 (6-year short and full term), commissioner 2 (2-year unexpired term), $0

• SJC Fire Protection District #4: commissioner 1 (6-year term), commissioner 3 (4-year unexpired term), $0

• SJC Fire Protection District #5: commissioner 1 (6-year term), commissioner 2 (2-year unexpired term), $0

• Port of Friday Harbor: commissioner 1 (6-year short and full term), $34.20

• Port of Orcas: commissioner 1 (2-year unexpired term), commissioner 2 (2-year unexpired term), commissioner 3 (4-year term), commissioner 5 (4-year short and full term), $0

• Port of Lopez: commissioner 1,2 (4-year term), $0

• San Juan Island Park & Recreation District: commissioner 1,2 (4-year term) and commissioner 5 (2-year unexpired term), $0

• Orcas Island Park and Recreation District: commissioner 1 (4-year term), commissioner 3 (4-year short and full term), $0

• Shaw Park and Recreation District: commissioner 1-5 (initial term), $0

• San Juan County Cemetery District #1 (San Juan): commissioner 1 (6-year term), commissioner 2 (2-year unexpired term), $0

San Juan County Cemetery District #2 (Stuart): commissioner 1 (6-year term), $0

San Juan County Cemetery District #3 (Orcas): commissioner 1 (6-year term), commissioner 2 (2-year unexpired term), commissioner 3, $0

• San Juan County Public Hospital District #1, commissioner 1 (6-year term), commissioner 3 (2-year unexpired term), commissioner 4 (4-year unexpired term), commissioner 5 (2-year unexpired term), $0

• San Juan County Public Hospital District #2: commissioner 2, 5 (6-year term), $0

• San Juan County Public Hospital District #3: commissioner 4 (6-year term), $0

• Cape San Juan Water District: commissioner 1 (6-year term), commissioner 3 (4-year unexpired term), $0

• Cattle Point Water District: commissioner 2 (2-year unexpired term), commissioner 3 (6-year term), $0

• MacKaye Harbor Water District: commissioner 1 (2-year unexpired term), commissioner 3 (6-year term), $0

• Eastsound Sewer and Water District: commissioner 1 (6-year term), commissioner 5 (4-year unexpired term), $0

• Fisherman Bay Sewer District: commissioner 1 (6-year term), $0