Columbia County Commissioner, District 3

Employer / Organization

Columbia County

Next Election

Aug 02, 2022

Filing Window

May 16, 2022 - May 20, 2022

Description

The County Council is a group of elected officials charged with administering the county government. The commission acts as the executive of the local government, levies local taxes, administers county governmental services such as prisons, courts, public health oversight, property registration, building code enforcement, and public works such as road maintenance. The council confirms nominations to county boards and commissions.

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 Columbia County Elections Office can be reached at 509-659-3247 Or auditor@co.columbia.wa.us, and the Secretary of State Office can be reached at (360) 902-4151 or mail@sos.wa.gov. ***Washington is one of the only states with online filing for candidacy. It is preferred that candidates file online through the elections department of Columbia County, the link for online filing will be available the day the filing window opens. For more information regarding filing online, please see here: http://www.columbiaco.com/index.aspx?NID=153

Submit application to:
Columbia County Auditor, 341 Main St., Dayton, WA, 99328, US