For Candidates

2020 Candidate Filing Period : May 11-15, 2020

Candidate Filing Calendar 
April 27First day filing officer may receive candidate declarations by mail
May 11Official Candidate Filing Week opens
May 15Final day for all candidates to file for office
May 18Candidate withdrawal deadline
May 18Lot draw for ballot order at 9:30 a.m

2020 Guide for Candidates

2020 Offices Open for Election

2020 Candidates who have filed

Certificate of Lot Draw Results

How to File

There are three ways you may file:


Click here for 2020 Online Candidate Filing : May 11 at 9:00 a.m. to May 15 at 4:00 p.m. -  (the online filing link will be available during the filing period).

Requirements to file online:

  • Be registered to vote in the district for which you are filing
  • Pay with Visa, MasterCard, or American Express 
  • Provide a valid email address
  • Submit by 4:00 p.m. on Friday May 15, 2020

By Mail

When filing by mail, you may mail your declaration and filing fee to:

Jefferson County Elections 

PO Box 563 

Port Townsend WA 98368

In Person

Due to COVID-19: We strongly encourage you to submit your Declaration of Candidacy and voters pamphlet profile online

If filing in person please call ahead to make an appointment (360) 385-9119 or (360) 385-9117

Other Candidate Filing Forms and information


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

Observing the Election Process

Public Disclosure Commission (PDC)

The Top 2 Primary (I-872)