Online Candidate Filing

Online Candidate Filing is Closed
Congratulations on your decision to run for public office!
This is the first step in filing as a candidate online. Before you are officially recorded as a candidate for public office, your online filing will be reviewed for accuracy and completeness. Filings are not official until validated and approved by the Elections Office. Your name will appear on the San Juan County Website as a candidate for office once your Declaration of Candidacy is validated and approved. 

San Juan County Elections Office will accept online candidate filings from this website from 9 a.m. Monday, May 15 through 4 p.m. Friday, May 19. All candidate filings must be completed no later than 4 p.m. on Friday, May 20. Online filings submitted after 4 p.m. on Friday, May 19 will not be accepted. Assistance with this process is available by calling the Elections Office at (360) 378-3357 or emailing
To submit a Declaration of Candidacy using this website, you must meet the following requirements:
  • You must be a registered voter in the district for which you file.
  • You must have a valid email address.
Withdrawal of Declaration of Candidacy
A Declaration of Candidacy may be withdrawn by submitting a written request of withdrawal to the San Juan County Elections Office no later than 4:30 p.m. Monday May 22.
Filing Fees
Filing fees may be paid by debit or credit card. Fees may also be paid by check or cash. When paying by check, the check should be made payable to San Juan County Treasurer. All filing fees must be paid before the candidate filing is validated and before the close of candidate filing. Filing fees for the following offices are:

Town of Friday Harbor Mayor: $120.00
Town of Friday Harbor Council Member #3: $48.00
Town of Friday Harbor Council Member #4: $48.00
Port of Friday Harbor Commissioner #2: $24.00

Knowingly providing false information on a Declaration of Candidacy is a class C felony as provided by RCW 29A.84.711.
This is the first page of the Online Candidate Filing Wizard. Click the link below to start the process of filing for elected office in San Juan County.