May 7, 2014
Shawn Devine, Kitsap
Candidate filing begins May 12
PORT ORCHARD – Filing for office has never been easier thanks to Kitsap
County’s online candidate filing system. With online filing, candidates may
submit their forms electronically and pay filing fees using a credit card.
Online filing also allows candidates to submit their voters’ pamphlet
statements and photos from the comfort of home using the internet.
“Last year nearly 70 percent of candidates used the online candidate
filing system,” said Kitsap County Elections Manager Dolores Gilmore. “We
expect that trend to continue in 2014 as more candidates learn of this
Online filing begins at 9 a.m. on May 12 and is available until 4 p.m. on
Candidates may also file in person at the Kitsap County Auditor – Elections
Division Office from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., May 12–16.
The link for online candidate filing will be available at
This year’s election includes federal, state and local offices.
complete list of offices open for filing with the appropriate filing office
and fees is available at:
Candidates may also submit their filings by mail. All filing fees are due by
the close of filing, 5 p.m., May 18, and are non-refundable. The deadline to
withdraw is 5 p.m., May 19.
County Elections provides a comprehensive
Candidate and Campaign guidebook which is available online and at the
annual guidebook is just one of the many resources available to prospective
candidates and their campaigns,” Kitsap County Auditor Walter E. Washington
said. “I encourage all candidates to visit our website and contact our
office to take advantage of all of the options available to them.”
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