2018 Candidate Filing

The 2018 candidate filing period has ended. The deadline to withdraw is 4:30 p.m., Monday, May 21.
 
 
 
The 2018 Candidate and Measures Guidelines book is available for download (32 pages, 1 MB) and in print at the Kitsap County Auditor's Office - Elections Division, 619 Division Street, Port Orchard, WA 98366. 
 
Learn about the Public Disclosure Requirements. Most candidates are required to file financial documents with the Public Disclosure Commission.
 

Lot Draw 

RCW 29A.36.131 specifies that the order of candidates on the Primary ballot is determined by lot draw. At 4:30 p.m., the Kitsap County Auditor's Office - Elections Division drew lettered tiles to create the 2018 ballot order for races in the 23rd Legislative District, Kitsap County, Kitsap County Public Utility District and Precinct Committee Officers. Ballot order for federal offices, state courts, and the 26th and 35th Legislative Districts was determined by the Washington Secretary of State.
 
The 2018 ballot will include Federal, State Legislature, State Supreme and Appellate Courts, Kitsap County, Kitsap County District Court, Kitsap Public Utility District and Precinct Committee Officer contests.
 
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Offices and Positions Open for Filing

 Federal (partisan)

Candidates file with the Washington Secretary of State.

Office ​Incumbent ​Filing Fee ​Term
​U.S. Senate ​Maria Cantwell - D ​$1,740.00 ​6 years
​U.S. House of Representatives, 
Congressional District 6
​Derek Kilmer - D ​$1,740.00 ​2 years

 

 State Legislature (partisan)

Find your Legislative District.

Legislative District 23​ ​

Candidates file with the Washington Secretary of State or the Kitsap County Auditor

Office ​Incumbent ​Filing Fee ​Term
​State Representative, Position 1 ​Sherry V. Appleton - D ​$477.76 ​2 years
​State Representative, Position 2 ​Drew Hansen - D
​​$477.76 ​​2 years
​ ​ ​ ​

Legislative District 26​ ​ ​ ​

Candidates file with the Washington Secretary of State

​Office ​Incumbent ​Filing Fee ​Term
​State Senator ​Jan Angel - R ​$477.76 ​4 years
​State Representative, Position 1 ​Jesse Young - R ​$477.76 ​2 years
​​State Representative, Position 2 ​Michelle Caldier - R ​$477.76 ​2 years
​ ​ ​ ​

Legislative District 35​ ​ ​ ​

Candidates file with the Washington Secretary of State

​Office ​Incumbent ​Filing Fee Term
​​State Senator ​Tim Sheldon - D ​​$477.76 ​​4 years
​​State Representative, Position 1 ​Dan Griffey - R ​​$477.76 ​​2 years
​​​State Representative, Position 2 ​Drew C. MacEwen - R ​​$477.76 ​​2 years

 

 County (partisan)

 Candidates file with the Kitsap County Auditor
Office ​Incumbent ​Filing Fee ​Term
​County Commissioner District 3
County Commissioner District Map
​Ed Wolfe - R ​$1,327.47 ​4 years
​Assessor ​Phil Cook - R ​$1,268.90 ​​4 years
​Auditor ​Dolores Gilmore - D ​​$1,268.90 ​​4 years
​Clerk ​Alison H. Sonntag - D ​​$1,268.90 ​Short and full 4-year term
​Coroner ​Greg Sandstrom - R ​​$1,268.90 ​​4 years
​Prosecuting Attorney ​Tina R. Robinson - R ​$1,691.87 ​​4 years
​Sheriff ​Gary Simpson - D ​$1,353.49 ​4 years​
​Treasurer ​Meredith R. Green - D ​​$1,268.90 ​4 years​

 

 Washington Supreme Court (nonpartisan)

Candidates file with the Washington Secretary of State

Office ​Incumbent ​Filing Fee ​Term
​Justice Position 2 ​Susan Owens ​$1,866.81 ​6 years
​​Justice Position 8 ​Steve Gonzalez ​​$1,866.81 ​​6 years
​​Justice Position 9 ​Sheryl Gordon McCloud ​​$1,866.81 ​​6 years

 

 Washington Court of Appeals, Division 2, District 2 (nonpartisan)

Candidates file with the Washington Secretary of State

​Office ​Incumbent ​Filing Fee ​Term
​Judge Position 2 ​Thomas Bjorgen ​$1,777.08

​​​6 years

 

 Kitsap County District Court (nonpartisan)

 Candidates file with the Kitsap County Auditor.
Office ​Incumbent ​Filing Fee ​Term
​District Court Judge Department 1 ​Claire A. Bradley ​$1,610.92 ​4 years
​​District Court Judge Department 2 ​Jeffrey J. Jahns ​​$1,610.92 ​​4 years
​​District Court Judge Department 3 ​Marilyn G. Paja ​​$1,610.92 ​​4 years
​​District Court Judge Department 4 ​Kevin P. Kelly ​​$1,610.92 ​​Short and full 4-year term

 

 Kitsap County Public Utility District (nonpartisan)

Candidates file with the Kitsap County Auditor. Map of KCPUD PDF (1.93 MB)
​Office ​Incumbent ​Filing Fee ​Term
​Commissioner District 3 ​Lloyd S. Berg ​$198.00 ​6 years

  

 PCOs (Each party elects one person per precinct.)

​Go to the Kitsap County Elected Officials Page to see the list of all incumbents. ​
All PCO positions are 2-year terms.  

 

 

Districts placing measures on 2018 ballots must meet the following deadlines for filing resolutions with the Kitsap County Auditor's Office - Elections Division. Obtaining Voter Data and Election Results. Information that may be useful to candidates and campaigns. 


Make sure you read the Political Sign Regulations PDF (1 page, 58 KB). 
Washington State Department of Transportation political sign regulations for state highways.

Deadlines for Districts Considering Ballot Measures

2018/19 Election Date Deadline for Resolution Ballots Mailed By
Aug. 7, 2018 Primary May 11, 2018 July 20, 2018
Nov. 6, 2018 General Election Aug. 7, 2018 Oct. 19, 2018
​Feb. 12, 2019
​Dec. 14, 2018
​Jan. 25, 2019
​April 23, 2019
​Feb. 22, 2019
​April 5, 2019

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2018 Candidate Filing Dates

 
  • May 14-18 - Candidate Filing Week
  • May 21 - Deadline to withdraw
  • Before the Primary (dates TBD) - Special filing period for races with no candidates
  • July 20 - Deadline to file for free as a write-in candidate in the Aug. 7 Primary