According to Stevens County Auditor Tim Gray, filing in person and online for all partisan and non-partisan elected positions that will appear on the November 8, 2016 General Election ballot, will begin on Monday, May 16, 2016 at 8 a.m. and end Friday, May 20, 2016 at 4:30 p.m. The first day that a Declaration of Candidacy may be received in the Auditor’s office through the mail is Monday May 2, 2016 (References, R.C.W. 29A.24.050, 29A.24.080 and 29A.20.200). Any filings arriving before or after the filing dates will not be accepted.
Only registered voters residing within a position’s boundaries may file for the position. Registered voters residing within a joint school district must file with the proper county as designated by the State Board of Education. Applicants filing for a position that has an annual salary, will pay a filing fee at the time of filing. If a void in candidacy occurs at the time of closing, a special 3-day filing period will be opened for that position.
The Primary Election will be held Tuesday August 2, 2016.
Drawing by lot to determine the order in which all candidates names will appear on the General and Primary Election ballot will be held at 9 a.m. in room 106 of the Stevens County Courthouse on Monday, May 23, 2016. The last day for candidates to withdraw their candidacy will be Monday May 23, 2016 (RCW 29A.24.131) and there will be no withdrawal period for candidates who file during a special filing period.
Information regarding the positions and how to file online for the positions that are open for candidate filing can be found on the Auditor’s website on the Current Election, Offices Open page and Candidate Information page or inquiries pertaining to filing fees or other information may be obtained from the Stevens County Election Department, 215 S. Oak St., Room 106 Colville, WA 99114. Or by calling Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at (509)-684-7514, toll free: 1-866-307-9060 or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
-Submitted by Stevens County Auditor