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Filing Week begins for political candidates

Filing Week starts today for candidates for federal, state and county offices, as well as for precinct committee officer positions throughout Kitsap County.

Filing Week runs from Monday, May 12 through Friday, May 16.

Online filing with the Kitsap County begins at 9 a.m. May 12 and is available until 4 p.m. May 16.

Candidates may also file in person at the Kitsap County Auditor – Elections Division Office from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., May 12 through May 16.

Most candidates file electronically, according to Kitsap County.

“Last year nearly 70 percent of candidates used the online candidate filing system,” said Kitsap County Elections Manager Dolores Gilmore. “We expect that trend to continue in 2014 as more candidates learn of this convenient option.”

The link for online candidate filing will be available at www.kitsapgov.com.

Candidates may also submit their filings by mail. All filing fees are due by the close of filing, 5 p.m. Sunday, May 18, and are non-refundable. The deadline to withdraw is 5 p.m. Monday, May 19.

This year’s election includes federal, state and local offices. A complete list of offices open for filing with the appropriate filing office and fees is available at www.kitsapgov.com/aud/elections.

Kitsap County Elections provides a comprehensive Candidate and Campaign guidebook which is available online and at the Auditor’s Office.

“The annual guidebook is just one of the many resources available to prospective candidates and their campaigns,” said Kitsap County Auditor Walter E. Washington. “I encourage all candidates to visit our website and contact our office to take advantage of all of the options available to them.”

 

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