Candidates and Measures


​Candidates running for a State Legislature position, even those who file in our office, should refer to the candidate information provided by the Secretary of State's Office.
Candidates for positions in this county can find helpful information on this page and in the Kitsap County Candidate and Measures Guidelines book. 

See who has filed to run 

Candidates and ballot measure campaigns can find detailed instructions, contacts and other information in the 2022 Candidate and Measure Guidelines book. 
Printed copies will be available soon at the Kitsap County Auditor's Office - Elections Division, 619 Division Street, Port Orchard, WA 98366. 

Lot Draw 

RCW 29A.36.131 specifies that the order of candidates on the Primary ballot is determined by lot draw. At 4:30 p.m. on the Friday of filing week, the Kitsap County Auditor's Office - Elections Division draws lettered tiles to create the ballot order for races.
 



Learn about the Public Disclosure Requirements. Most candidates are required to file financial documents with the Public Disclosure Commission.
 

Deadlines for Districts Considering Ballot Measures

Districts placing measures on future ballots must meet the following deadlines for filing resolutions with the Kitsap County Auditor's Office - Elections Division.

2022-23 Election Dates Deadline for Resolution Ballots Mailed By
​August 2, 2022 Primary
​May 13, 2022
​July 15, 2022
​November 8, 2022
​August 2, 2022
​October 21, 2022
​February 14, 2023
​December 16, 2022
​January 27, 2023
​April 25, 2023
February 24, 2023​​April 7, 2023
​August 1, 2023
​​May 12, 2023
​July 14, 2023
​November 7, 2023
​​August 1, 2023
October 20, 2023

Validation: Some measures must meet a "supermajority" to pass. This page provides the number of votes from each district from the General Election of 2021, the number districts use to calculate whether their measures pass in 2022.     

Obtaining Voter Data and Election Results.

Information that may be useful to candidates and campaigns.         

Candidate Voters' Pamphlet Video Training

Take a few minutes to get tips on candidate filing and writing your statement for the Voters' Pamphlet.
​1-minute video
 

8-minute video   
 


 

 

2022 Candidate Filing Dates

May 2 - First day candidates may file by mail.

May 16-20 - Candidate Filing week.

May 23 - Last day candidates may
withdraw from a race.

May 27 - Candidate statements due.

TBD - Special filing period for races with no candidates after May 23.

July 14 - Last day candidates can file for free to be a write-in candidate in the Primary. 

July 15-August 2 - Candidates can file as a write-in candidate for Primary races, but must pay regular filing fee for the office.

October 20 - Last day candidates can file for free to be a write-in candidate in the General Election. 

October 21-November 8 - Candidates can file as a write-in candidate for General Election races, but must pay regular filing fee for the office.