Candidate Information

2023 Offices Open for Election 

When can I file for office? 

  • Candidates may submit a declaration of candidacy by mail starting May 1
  • In person filing begins May 15, 8 am
  • Online filing begins May 15, 9 am
  • Online filing ends May 19, 4 pm
  • All candidate filings ends May 19, 4:30 pm
  • Deadline to withdraw May 22, 4:30 pm.  
    • A Declaration of Candidacy may be withdrawn by submitting a written request for withdrawal to the Elections Office no later than 4:30 pm on the Monday following the last the day that a candidate may file. If this deadline is missed, you cannot receive an extension.  Filing fees are non-refundable.

Candidate Filing Handbook and Forms  

Public Disclosure 

Public Disclosure Commission
711 Capitol Way S. #206 
 Olympia, WA 98504-0908
 Phone (360) 753-1111
 Fax (360) 753-1112
Toll Free 1-877-601-2828

Political Sign Information

San Juan County Code 18.40.400 (C) – political signs are exempt from the regulations contained in SJCC 18.40.370 through 18.40.390:

Town of Friday Harbor Municipal Code 14.04.100 (F)