For Candidates

2021 Candidate Filing Period : May 17-21, 2021

Candidate Filing Calendar 
May 3First day filing officer may receive candidate declarations by mail
May 17Official Candidate Filing Week opens
May 21Final day for all candidates to file for office
May 24Candidate withdrawal deadline
May 24Lot draw for ballot order at 10:00 a.m

Candidate Resources

2021 Guide for Candidates

2021 Offices Open for Election

2021 Candidates who have filed

Certificate of Lot Draw Results*Results will be available after 10:00 a.m. on Monday, May 24, 2021**

How to File

There are three ways you may file:


Click here for 2021 Online Candidate Filing : May 17 at 9:00 a.m. to May 21 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 21, 2021

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

  • Filing Fee
    • Pay with check
    • Submit a filing fee petition (if applicable) - see other candidate filing forms and information
  • Candidate Filing forms 
  • Must be received and in our office by 4:30 p.m. on Friday May 21, 2021

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

  • Filing Fee
    • Pay with cash, check, or money order
      • Submit a filing fee petition (if applicable) - see other candidate filing forms and information 
  • Candidate Filing forms
  • Submitted by 4:30 p.m. on Friday May 21, 2021

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)