For Candidates

2019 General Election: Write-In Candidate Filing

Filing Fees for Write-In Candidates:

  • Port of Port Townsend Commissioner $34.20 (1% of annual salary)
  • City of Port Townsend Council Member: $60.00 (1% of annual salary)
  • ALL other offices: $25.00 (minimum fee for offices without an annual salary)

How to file:

  • Online: Available until 8:00 p.m. Election night, November 5, 2019. 
    • ONLINE candidate filing
    • You can pay the filing fee online or in-person. Your declaration will not be approved until the filing fee has been submitted. 
  • In Person: In the Auditor's office, 1820 Jefferson St., Port Townsend. Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. M - F with the exception of Election Day hours of 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. 
    • The filing fee is due at the time of filing (cash or check only).
  • By mail: The declaration of candidacy MUST be in our office by Election Day, November 5, 2019.
    •  Mail to: Jefferson County Elections, PO Box 563, Port Townsend WA 98368
    • The filing fee must accompany the declaration of candidacy (check or money order - do not send cash in the mail).
  • Electronically (Fax or Email): We can receive the declaration of candidacy electronically but the fee must be submitted by 8:00 p.m. Election night (cash or check only).
    • FAX: (360) 385-9228
    • email:

Write-In Declaration of Candidacy

Only candidates printed on the ballot will be in the online voters' guide.

Resources for Candidates:

Election Calendar - quick dates

City Political Signs

County Political Signs

State Campaign Signs

No Electioneering within 25 ft. of ballot deposit site

Voter Registration data order form and affidavit

Observing the Election Process

Public Disclosure Commission (PDC)

The Top 2 Primary (I-872)