2021 will be a big year for Jefferson County elections

Leader news staff
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Posted 5/14/21

The official start of the 2021 Election — Candidate Filing Week — starts May 17.

Three of seven Port Townsend City Council positions will be up for election this year: Position 1, …

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2021 will be a big year for Jefferson County elections

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The official start of the 2021 Election — Candidate Filing Week — starts May 17.

Three of seven Port Townsend City Council positions will be up for election this year: Position 1, Position 2 and Position 5. All have four-year terms.

A majority of positions on the board of commissioners for the Port of Port Townsend — two of three — will also be on the ballot; Position 2 and Position 3.

All told, more than 40 positions on local school boards, fire and hospital districts, and other local governing bodies will be decided this year.

Candidate filing period runs from 8:30 a.m. Monday, May 17 through 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 21.

Other posts on the 2021 ballot:

Public Hospital District No. 1 (West) in Forks

Position 2, Position 3

Public Hospital District No. 2 in Port Townsend

Position 2, Position 4

School District No. 20 (Queets/Clearwater)

Director No. 1, Director No. 2, Director No. 5

School District No. 46 (Brinnon)

Director No. 1, Director No. 5

School District No. 48 (Quilcene)

Director No. 2, Director No. 5

School District No. 49 (Chimacum)

Director No. 1, Director No. 2, Director No. 5

School District No. 50 (Port Townsend)

Director No. 1, Director No. 4

School District No. 323 (Sequim)

Director No. 2, Director No. 4

School District No. 402 (Quillayute Valley)

Director No. 2, Director No. 4

Fire Protection District No. 1 (East Jefferson Fire Rescue)

District 3, District 5

Fire Protection District No. 2 (Quilcene)

Position 2

Fire Protection District No. 3 (Port Ludlow)

Position 3

Fire Protection District No. 4 (Brinnon)

Position 2

Fire Protection District No. 5 (Discovery Bay)

Position 2

Fire Protection District No. 7 (Clearwater)

Position 3

Fire Protection District No. 1 (Clallam/Jefferson)

Position 5

Fire Protection District No. 3 (Clallam/Jefferson)

Position 1

Water District 1 (Paradise Bay)

Position 1

Water District 2 (Brinnon)

Position 3

Cemetery District No. 1 (Brinnon)

Position 3

Cemetery District No. 2 (Quilcene)

Position 1

Cemetery District No. 3 (Gardiner)

Position 2

Park & Rec District No. 1 (Coyle/Thorndyke)

Position 2, Position 3

People running for office can file online, by mail, or in person by appointment only at the Jefferson County Courthouse.

Online filing can be done 24 hours a day beginning at 9 a.m. Monday, May 17 through 4 p.m. Friday, May 21 at https://voter.votewa.gov/candidatefiling/candidatelogin.aspx.

To file online, candidates must be registered to vote in the district for which they are filing; provide a valid email address, and pay filing fees if required with Visa, MasterCard, or American Express.

Filing by mail requires a person to send the candidate declaration and filing fee (if applicable) to Jefferson County Elections, PO Box 563, Port Townsend, WA 98368. Mail filings must be the county auditor’s office by 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 21.

A Declaration of Candidacy form and filing fee information can be found at www.co.jefferson.wa.us/1268/For-Candidates.

Candidates who want to file in person must call ahead to make an appointment at 360-385-9119 or 360-385-9117.

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Bob Gray

Now is your chance. Three vacancies on PT city council. You can make a difference.

Saturday, May 15