Garfield County Auditor

Employer / Organization

Garfield County

Next Election

Aug 02, 2022

Filing Window

May 16, 2022 - May 20, 2022


The office of auditor is an independent agency within the legislative branch. Consistent with the Benton County ordinances, the office of auditor conducts performance and financial audits. Performance audits typically assess program effectiveness and results, operational efficiency, compliance with legal and policy requirements, and management controls. Financial audits typically assess the integrity and reliability of financial data, internal controls, accounting practices, and compliance with applicable statutes.

Application Guidelines
The filing window for this position begins the Monday two weeks prior to Memorial Day and ends on the Friday of that week (5 days). Candidacy filing papers can be acquired at and are submitted to either the county elections office or the Secretary of State Office in Olympia. For non-partisan offices, if there is only two candidates filed for a position they will run against each other in the November election. If more than two candidates file for a non-partisan office, than the non-partisan office will go through the August primary and the top two vote getters will advance to the November election for the seat. For a partisan office, the candidates will run in the August primary even if only two people are participating. This may create scenarios where the same candidates participate for the same seat in the August primary and November election. For any further questions, the Garfield County Elections office can be reached at 509-843-1601 or, and the Secretary of State Office can be reached at (360) 902-4151 or ***Washington is one of the only states with online filing for candidacy. It is preferred that candidates file online through the elections department of Garfield County, the link for online filing will be available the day the filing window opens. For more information regarding filing online, please see here:

Submit application to:
Garfield County Auditor, 789 Main St. , Pomeroy, WA, 99347, US