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Freeholder candidate filing and online candidate filing - deadline Aug. 9


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 a candidate as a freeholder is rapidly approaching. There will be five freeholders positions elected from each of the three commissioner districts on the Nov. 5, 2013, general election ballot.

To qualify as a freeholder candidate, you must:
Be a registered voter in Clark County
Be a resident of the commissioner district in which you are filing for
Reside in Clark County for a period of five years preceding the election

All fifteen Freeholder positions shall be nonpartisan positions. There shall be no filing fee for Freeholder candidates.

The in-person period to file a declaration of candidacy will begin at 8 a.m., Monday, August 5, and run through 5 p.m., Friday, August 9, 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 freeholder will also have the option of filing their declaration of candidacy over the Internet. The online candidate filing system will be available at and accessible from 9 a.m., Monday, August 5, through 4 p.m., Friday, August 9. 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 also have the option of mailing in their declaration of candidacy form. Filings made by mail must be received in our office starting now through Friday, August 9, 2013. The mailing address to mail a declaration of candidacy form is: Clark County Elections, PO Box 8815, Vancouver WA 98666.

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

To determine which commissioner district you live in, you can find the information on your voter notification card sent to you by the Elections Department, or click on the MyVotes graphic on the website. You may also call Elections Department at (360) 397-2345 if you need more information.

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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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