For Candidates

3 Day Special Candidate Filing Period : May 26-28, 2021

3 Day Special Candidate Filing Period Calendar 
May 263 Day Special Candidate Filing Opens
May 28Final day for candidates to file during the 3 day Special Filing Period
June 1Lot draw for ballot order at 10:00 AM
June 44:30 PM Deadline for Candidate Statements and Photos 

3 Day Special Candidate Filing Resources

3 Day Special Filing Period Certificate of Lot Draw Results ** Available Tuesday, June 1, 2021 after 10:00 AM

The following eight (8) Positions are open for a Special Three (3) Day Filing Period

  • No candidate has filed for these positions during the regular filing period.
  • Candidates who file during this special period may not withdraw.
  • These races will appear only on the General Election ballot, no matter how many candidates file for office.
  • If no one files for an office opened for a special filing period, the office is deemed lapsed and will not appear on the General Election ballot.

District Position No.TermSpecial Note
1Queets/Clearwater School District No. 2024-year termDirector At Large
2Queets/Clearwater School District No. 20
54-year termDirector At Large
3Brinnon Fire District No. 426-year term
4Clearwater Fire District No. 714-year unexpired term
5Clearwater Fire District No. 722-year unexpired term
6Clearwater Fire District No. 7
36-year short & full
7Brinnon Water District No. 236-year short & full 
8Brinnon Cemetery District No.136-year term

Candidate Resources

2021 Guide for Candidates

2021 Offices Open for Election

2021 Candidates who have filed

Certificate of Lot Draw Results

How to File

There are three ways you may file:


Click here to file online: The portal will be open for the 3 Day Special Filing period from May 26  at 8:30 a.m. to May 28 at 4:30 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 4:30 p.m. on Friday May 28, 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 28, 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 28, 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)