Clallam candidate filing period set for May 17-21

The candidate filing period for Clallam County local elected offices will be open for five days from May 17–21.

Clallam County Auditor’s Office officials are encouraging candidates to file as early as possible to avoid technical or processing issues. Filings can be submitted starting 9 a.m. (online) and 9:30 a.m. (in person) on Monday, May 17. Late/incomplete filings will not be accepted.

All candidate filing fees must be received by the auditor’s office no later than 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 21, to complete the filing process.

County residents seeking to file for office should first review the “Elections Guide for Jurisdictions and Candidates” available at clallam.net/Auditor/Elections.html, auditor’s office officials said this week in a press release.

“This guide has important dates, contact information, and rules for local candidates and ballot measures,” they said.

Scheduled Sequim-area races include five City of Sequim council, two Sequim School Board director, two Parks and Recreation District commissioner, one Fire District 3 commissioner and one Sunland Water District commissioner position, along with three Hospital District commissioner, two Port of Port Angeles commissioner and one District Court judge position.

Because of COVID-19 restrictions, the Clallam County Auditor’s Office is open with a limited capacity, from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. Candidates are encouraged to file online. Candidates may also file by paper through the mail (Clallam County Auditor’s Office, 223 E. 4th St., Suite 1, Port Angeles, WA 98362), or drop them in the drive-up drop box at the Clallam County courthouse, 223 E. 4th St., Port Angeles.

Candidates that file online can pay with a debit or credit card; the Auditor’s Office accepts payment by cash or check only. Filing fees are non-refundable.

Call 360-417-2217 or email to elections@co.clallam.wa.us for more information. Or, visit clallam.net/Auditor/Elections.html.

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