Three-day candidate filing period opens Wednesday in Jefferson County

Eight positions remain unfilled

PORT TOWNSEND — A special three-day candidate filing period will open Wednesday in Jefferson County in an attempt to fill eight positions for which no candidates filed during last week’s filing period.

The races will appear on the Nov. 2 General Election ballot even if there are more than two candidates. If no candidates file for a position, the position will be deemed lapsed, the Jefferson County Auditor’s office said Monday in a press release.

The filing period starts at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday and will remain open until 4:30 p.m. Friday. Candidates will be able to register online, in-person, by email or physical mail.

The 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; Position 3 of the Brinnon Water District No. 2; and Position 3 of the Brinnon Cemetery District No. 1.

Filing is available online 24 hours a day during the filing period at

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

When filing by mail, candidates must send the candidate declaration and filing fee to Jefferson County Elections, P.O. Box 563, Port Townsend, WA 98368 or as attachments in an email to

Declaration of Candidacy forms and filing fee information can be found at

All candidate declarations must be in the Auditor’s Office by 4:30 p.m. Friday. Candidates who file during this period are not permitted to withdraw from the election.