For Candidates

2018 Candidate filing period was May 14-18, 2018

List of PCO Candidates -  last updated 5/21/18 12:45 p.m. The last update to this list will be 5/22/18 (after the end of the withdrawal period, 5/21/18).

The last day to withdraw your candidacy is Monday, May 21, 2018 by 4:30 p.m. Withdrawal of Candidacy.pdfIt can be submitted via email (, fax (360.385.9228) or in-person (1820 Jefferson St, Port Townsend).

A Lot Draw to determine candidate placement on the ballot was done Monday, May 21, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. in the Auditor's Office. 

Partisan Office Candidates:

Appear on the Primary Election ballot no matter how many candidates file for the same office. The top-2 candidates will be on the General Election ballot.

Non-Partisan Office Candidates (PUD & Judicial):

Appear on the Primary Election ballot only if 3 or more  candidates file for the same office. Only voters in District 3 may vote at the Primary Election. The top-2 candidates will be on the General Election ballot. Voters in the entire district vote at the General Election to elect the commissioner.

PCO Candidates:  

Precinct Committee Offices (PCO) are not listed under "Offices Open for Filing". They are listed separately on the "For Candidates" page. Positions for ALL precincts for both parties (Rep. & Dem.) are open for filing. There is NO filing fee. Dates, times and how to file listed above apply to filing for PCO. PCO's are elected in the Primary election. Only contested PCO races will appear on the Primary ballot and the candidate with the most votes is elected. Contested PCO candidates will appear in the on-line voters' guide.

Resources for Candidates:

Election Calendar - quick dates

City Political Signs

County Political Signs

State Campaign Signs

No Electioneering within 25 ft. of ballot deposit site

Voter Registration data order form and affidavit

Observing the Election Process

Candidate Statements - guidelines for candidates

PDC Forms: PDC F1   PDC F1-A   PDC F1-Suppl   PDC C1

PDC Guide to reporting

Public Disclosure Commission (PDC)

The Top 2 Primary (I-872)