Candidate filing week begins Monday

PORT ORCHARD — The Kitsap County Auditor’s Election Division will accept candidacy filings May 14-18 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Candidates may file in person at the Elections Division office, 619 Division St., Port Orchard, WA 98366.

Candidates for the following offices must file with the Kitsap County Auditor:
- Legislative District 23 State Senator.
- Legislative District 23 Representative, Positions 1 and 2.
- Kitsap County Commissioner, Positions 1 and 2.
- Superior Court Judge, Courts 1 through 8.
- Public Utility District Commissioner District 3.

“Running for office is a major undertaking,” Auditor Walter E. Washington said. “We have many informational resources available to help candidates throughout this process including our Facebook and Twitter pages.”

All filing fees for salaried positions are due at the time of filing and are non-refundable. Filing fees are not charged for non-salaried positions.Candidates may also submit their filings by mail. Filing fees for candidates who file by mail are due by 5 p.m., May 18.

Prospective candidates should review the 2012 Candidate and Campaign Guidelines handbook available at the Auditor’s Office and online at

The Secretary of State provides a list of other offices open for filing through their office and throughout the state, at

For all of the latest Kitsap County Auditor Elections Division news, visit, or


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