Candidate files for Brinnon Water District

PORT TOWNSEND — A candidate filed Thursday for the Brinnon Water District commission, leaving seven positions still open with no candidates after day two of the special filing period for Jefferson County.

The filing period started Wednesday and ends today at 4:30 p.m., with candidates able to register online and in-person for all positions or by email if the position has no filing fee, said Quinn Grewell, Jefferson County election coordinator.

James Boyd filed Thursday for the Position 3 commissioner of the Brinnon Water District No. 2 and was the only candidate registered as of 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

The other open seats include director at-large Positions 2 and 5 on the Queets/Clearwater School Board; Position 2 commissioner for the Brinnon Fire District; Positions 1, 2 and 3 of the Clearwater Fire District commission; and Position 3 of the Brinnon Cemetery District No. 1.

The school board positions are the only ones with a filing fee of $10, the rest do not have a fee, Grewell said.

If no candidates file for a position by 4:30 p.m. today, the position will be deemed lapsed and will not appear on the general election ballot. The incumbent or person appointed will be up for election at the next election when such positions are voted upon.

Any candidates that file will appear only on the general election ballot, with no primary election contest regardless of the number who seek the post. The candidate who receives the most votes in the general election will be declared the winner.

Filing is available online 24 hours a day during the filing period at https://voter.votewa.gov/candidatefiling/candidatelogin.aspx.

Candidates must be registered to vote in their districts, provide a valid email address and pay applicable filing fees.

When filing by email, candidates must send the candidate declaration by attachments in an email to [email protected]

Declaration of Candidacy forms can be found at https://www.co.jefferson.wa.us/1268/For-Candidates.

Candidates who file during this period are not permitted to withdraw from the election.