Information for Candidates and Campaigns 2015
Filing Week - Online
Candidates may file for office online starting Monday, May 11, 2015, at 9:00 a.m. and must file no later than Friday, May 15, 2015, at 4:00 p.m.
Filing Week - In-Person
You may file at our office starting at 8:00 a.m. on May 11, 2015, through 5:00 p.m. on May 15, 2015.
2015 Offices Open for Filing (PDF) - As of 3/12/2015
For more in depth information about being a candidate and knowing what information is available, please refer to the 2015 Election Guidelines 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 2015 Primary & General Election Local Voters' Pamphlet Specifications (PDF - 139KB) 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)
The 2015 Election Steps for Candidates (PDF - 35KB) describes the necessary steps to file for and run for elective public office.
The 2015 Political Sign Regulations includes information on the rules and regulations governing the placement of campaign signs. Additional information about 2015 Political Advertising (PDF - 274KB).
Public Disclosure Information
Frequently asked questions for Candidate Reporting 2015 Starting Off on the Right Foot for Candidates (PDF - 101KB). Information about filing the required public disclosure documents for Candidate's Campaign Reporting Guide (PDF - 436KB).
Voter Registration Lists
Work Order form for voter registration lists is available online. Voter Registration lists are for political purposes only.
For jurisdictions planning to place a measure on the ballot, the 2015 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 - 20KB) 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.