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Information for Candidates and Campaigns 2014


Filing Week
Candidates may file for office starting Monday, May 12, 2014 at 8:00 a.m and must file no later than Friday, May 16, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.  The 2014 Candidate Filing List is not available until beginning of filing week.

2014 Offices Open for Filing (PDF - 238KB)

Candidate Withdrawal form (PDF - 109KB)

Election Guidelines
For more in depth information about being a candidate and knowing what information is available, please refer to the 2014 Election Guidelines (PDF - 596KB) booklet, which provides information to both political candidates and political campaigns. The booklet includes information on filing for office, offices open for candidate filing, filing fees, public disclosure requirements, key election deadlines, post election information, local voter pamphlet specifications, laws governing elections and campaigns, and information available for sale to candidates and campaigns through the Elections Department.

Local Voters' Pamphlet Specifications
The 2014 Primary & General Election Local Voters' Pamphlet Specifications (PDF - 578KB) contains information on contents of the pamphlet, specifications for participation and candidate statements. It includes instructions for both candidates and ballot measures.

Getting into Office Booklet
The Municipal Research and Services Center has a helpful guide for candidates considering running for an elective office. Getting into Office: Being Elected or Appointed into Office in Washington Counties, Cities, Towns, and Special Districts (PDF - 1MB)

Election Steps
The 2014 Election Steps for Candidates (PDF - 35KB) describes the necessary steps to file for and run for elective public office.

Sign Regulations
The 2014 Political Sign Regulations (PDF - 1MB) includes information on the rules and regulations governing the placement of campaign signs. Additional information about 2014 Political Advertising (PDF - 206KB).

Public Disclosure Information
Information about filing the required public disclosure documents and 2014 Starting Off on the Right Foot for Candidates (PDF - 143KB).

Voter Registration Lists
Work Order form for voter registration lists is available online.  Voter Registration lists are for political purposes only.

Ballot Propositions
For jurisdictions planning to place a measure on the ballot, the 2014 Ballot Propositions: Steps to an Election (PDF - 22KB) lists the procedural steps necessary for the council or board for that jurisdiction to follow for placing an issue on the ballot.

Excess Levy and Bond Election Validation Numbers (PDF - 27KB) are available for Special Elections.

Information Available Through Other Offices

Numerous maps such as quarter sections, fire districts, school districts, and others are available. Call the Clark County Assessment and GIS office for copies and cost information at (360) 397-2391. The GIS office is located in the Public Service Center, downtown Vancouver at 1300 Franklin St., 2nd Floor.

Election Calendar
A calendar of year 2014 election dates is available on the Washington Secretary of State's website. Also, see the Clark County Election Schedule Calendar (PDF - 61KB).

 

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Clark County Auditor's Office - Elections Department: Cathie Garber, Elections Supervisor
Street Address: 1408 Franklin, Vancouver, WA 98660
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 8815, Vancouver, WA 98666
Main phone: (360) 397-2345 | FAX: (360) 397-2394
Speech to Speech Relay: (800) 833-6384
Email: elections@clark.wa.gov
Responsible Elected Official: Greg Kimsey, Auditor
Email: Greg.Kimsey@clark.wa.gov

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