Candidate filing for 2018 election begins at 8 am Monday, May 14
Candidate filing for the 2018 general election is rapidly approaching.
In-person filing will begin at 8 am Monday, May 14, and end at 5 pm Friday, May 18, at the Clark County Elections Office, 1408 Franklin St., Vancouver. Filing fees must be paid by cash or check when filing in person.
Candidates also can file online, from 9 am Monday, May 14, through 4 pm Friday, May 18, at www.clarkvotes.org. Online filers must have valid email addresses and pay any filing fees using Visa or Mastercard.
All candidates, regardless of whether they file in person or online, must be U.S. citizens and be registered to vote in the jurisdiction for which they are filing.
Open offices this year include U.S. Senator; U.S. Representative, 3rd Congressional District; State Representative positions in the 14th, 17th, 18th, 20th and 49th Legislative Districts; three Supreme Court Justice positions; one Court of Appeals Justice position; all six District Court Judge positions; Clark County Council Chair and Clark County Council positions, Districts 1 and 2; Clark County Assessor, Auditor, Clerk, Prosecuting Attorney, Sheriff and Treasurer; Clark Public Utilities Commissioner, District 1; Vancouver City Council Position 1; and 287 Republican Precinct Committee Officer positions and 287 Democratic Precinct Committee Officer positions.
A complete list of open offices and filing fees is available at the Elections Office, 1408 Franklin St., or online at www.clark.wa.gov/elections/candidates.
This year’s primary will be held Aug. 7, followed by the general election on Nov. 6.
Additional information, including a copy of the “2018 Election Guide for Candidates,” can be found on the Clark County Elections Office website at www.clark.wa.gov/elections/candidates.
To determine if you meet all of the qualifications to file for an office, contact the Clark County Elections Office by phone, 360.397.2345, or email, firstname.lastname@example.org, or stop by the Elections Office at 1408 Franklin St.