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2023 Special 3-Day Candidate Filing Period : June 7-9, 2023

2023 Special 3-Day Candidate Filing Period Calendar 
June 7Candidate filing opens at 8:30 am
June 9Last day for candidates to file by 4:30 pm
June 12Candidate Lot Draw at 9:00 am 
June 16Deadline to submit a candidate statement and photo 4:30 pm

2023 Special 3-Day Candidate Filing Resources

2023 3-Day Special Filing Period Guide for Candidates (PDF) Current Precinct Map 
2023 3-Day Special Filing Period Offices Open for Election (PDF)2023 Election Calendar - Quick Dates 
2023 Certificate of Lot Draw 
No Electioneering
Quick Links 
Observing the Election Process 
Candidate Filing Portal The Top 2 Primary
Offices Open for Election
Campaign Regulation
Candidates Who Have FiledPolitical advertising, financial regulations, and reporting:
A short explanatory YouTube video for candidates seeking to file in 2023
Declaration of Candidacy (PDF)
Precinct Committee Officer (PCO) Declaration of Candidacy (PDF)Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT): Political Signs on State Highways
Withdrawal Form (PDF)Jefferson County Public Works: Political Campaign Signs on County Roads
Write-in Declaration of Candidacy (PDF)City of Port Townsend: Political Campaign Signage
Filing Fee Petition Template (PDF)
Filing Fee Petition Template (Word Doc.)
Filing Fee Petition Template Instructions
  • Candidates who file during the Sepcial 3-Day Candidate Filing period may not withdraw.
  • These races will appear only on the General Election ballot, no matter how many candidates file for office.
  • If no one files for an office opened for a special filing period, the office is deemed lapsed and will not appear on the General Election ballot.
All candidates are encouraged to file a Declaration of Candidacy online. For help, please contact your filing office, 
Jefferson County Elections. Assistance is available Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.

Offices Open for Election - Special 3-Day Candidate Filing Period

TermSpecial Note
1Queets/Clearwater School District No. 2034-year termDirector At Large
2Queets/Clearwater School District No. 20
52-year unexpired termDirector At Large
3Clearwater Fire District No. 712-year unexpired term

4Clearwater Fire District No. 7
26-year short & full term

5Clearwater Fire District No. 7
34-year unexpired term
6(Paradise Bay) Water District No. 126-year term
7(Paradise Bay) Water District No. 1
32-year unexpired term 
8(Brinnon) Water District No. 2
26-year short & full term 
*No candidate filed for the above positions during the regular filing period.

Online Candidate Filing: 

Click here to file online: The online candidate filing portal will only be available from Wednesday, June 7th at 8:30 am until Friday, June 9th at 4:30 pm. 

  • You must submit before 4:30 pm sharp on Friday, June 9th. The portal will stop receiving declarations at that time.
  • Mobile devices are not recommended.
  • Payment must accompany the declaration before an election official can process it.
  • Please allow 24-48 hours for candidacy approval. You will receive a confirmation email to the candidate email address.
Requirements to file online:
  • Be registered to vote in the district for which you are filing.
  • Pay with Visa, Mastercard, or American Express.
  • Provide a valid email address. 
  • Submit by 4:30 pm on Friday, June 9th.

By Mail or In Person Candidate Filing: 

When filing by mail, you may mail your declaration and filing fee to:

Jefferson County Elections

PO Box 563

Port Townsend WA 98368

When filing in-person, please visit us at:

The Jefferson County Auditor's Office 

1820 Jefferson Street

Port Townsend WA 98368

Questions? Call (360)385-9119 or (360)385-9117. Assistance is available Monday- Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.