2017 Candidate Filing

You make our community better!

See the list of Kitsap Candidates Who Filed.
Running for public office is one of the best ways to turn your ideas into action. In November thousands of Americans, like you will run for local elected offices (making a direct impact on their community). This guide is designed to help you get started. Download the 2017 Candidate Guidelines PDF (36 pages, 1.3 MB) and check out the 2017 Offices Open for Filing

Deadlines for Resolutions
2017 Election Date Deadline for Resolution Ballots Mailed By
Feb. 14, 2017Dec. 16, 2016Jan. 27, 2017
April 25, 2017February 24, 2017April 7, 2017
Aug. 1, 2017 PrimaryMay 12, 2017July 14, 2017
Nov. 7, 2017 General ElectionAug. 1, 2017Oct. 20, 2017

Obtaining Voter Data and Election Results. Information that may be useful to candidates and campaigns. 

Learn about the Public Disclosure Requirements. Most candidates are required to file financial documents with the Public Disclosure Commission. 

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

Here are some useful links



2017 Candidate Filing Dates

  • May 15-19 - Candidate Filing Week (Ended) 
  • May 22 - Deadline to withdraw (Ended)
  • May 24-26 - Special filing period for races with no candidates (Ended)
  • July 14 - Deadline to file as a write-in candidate in the Aug. 1 Primary