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Candidate filing period & online candidate filing


Greg Kimsey, Clark County Auditor
Phone: (360) 397-2078

Cathie Garber, Acting Elections Supervisor
Phone: (360) 397-2345

The filing period for citizens wishing to become candidates for elective office is rapidly approaching. The offices open for candidate filings this year include a superior court position, city and town council positions, including some mayor positions, school district director positions, fire district commissioners, port district commissioners, cemetery and park district commissioners and a commissioner position in the Clark Regional Wastewater District.

The in-person period to file a declaration of candidacy will begin at 8:00 AM, Monday, May 13 and runs through 5:00 PM, Friday, May 17, 2013. Candidates wishing to file for office in person can do so at the Clark County Elections Department, 1408 Franklin Street, Vancouver, 98660.

Candidates for elective office will also have the option of filing their declaration of candidacy over the Internet again this year. The online candidate filing system will be available at
from 9:00 AM, Monday, May 13 and will stop being available at 4:00 PM, Friday, May 17.

In order to file online as a candidate, a citizen must have a valid email address and be registered to vote in the jurisdiction for which they are filing. Candidates will also be able to pay any candidate filing fee online using a valid Visa or MasterCard credit card.

For additional information about filing for elective office and the 2013 Primary and General election, a copy of the "2013 Clark County Election Guidelines" can be found on the Clark County Elections Department website at

To determine if you meet all of the qualifications to file for an elective office, you can contact the Clark County Elections Department by calling (360) 397-2345, by email at or by visiting our office at 1408 Franklin Street, Vancouver.

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Clark County Auditor's Office: Mark Gassaway, Finance Director
Street Address: 1300 Franklin, 5th Floor Vancouver, WA 98660
Mailing Address: Auditor's Office, P.O. Box 5000, Vancouver, WA 98666-5000
Main phone: (360) 397-2241 | FAX: (360) 397-6007
Responsible Elected Official: Greg Kimsey

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