Candidate filings begin soon

Candidates for public office in Kitsap County may now 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 through 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 our website,

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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