||May 7, 2013
Dolores Gilmore, Kitsap County Elections
Manager, 360-337-7128 Shawn Devine, Kitsap County Elections
Candidate filing begins May 13
(Port Orchard, WA) -
Prospective candidates will appreciate recent changes that allow them to
file for office online and pay filing fees using a credit card. Online
filing begins at 9 a.m. on May 13 and is available until 4 p.m. on May 17.
"This is an exciting new option
that enables us to expand and enhance our services for candidates," says
Kitsap County Auditor Walter E. Washington. "We hope they will value the
convenience of online filing and payment."
Candidates may also file in
person at the Kitsap County Auditor - Elections Division Office from 8
a.m. to 5 p.m., May 13-17.
Local office candidate must
file with the Kitsap County Auditor. Candidates for 26th Legislative
District State Senator file with the
Secretary of State. North Mason School and Mason County Fire
Protection candidates file with the Mason County Auditor.
A complete list of offices open
for filing with the appropriate filing office and fees is available on
All filing fees for salaried
positions are due at the time of filing and are non-refundable. Filing
fees are not charged for non-salaried positions. Candidates may also
submit their filings by mail. Filing fees for candidates who file by
mail must be received by 5 p.m., May 18.
Kitsap County Elections
provides a comprehensive
Candidate and Campaign guidebook which is available online and at
the Auditor's Office.
"Our Candidate and Campaign
Guidelines is an indispensable resource," Elections Manager Dolores
Gilmore said. "It includes information about filing for office, public
disclosure requirements, voters' pamphlet specifications and much more."
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