2021 Candidate Filing
Below you will find important filing dates and information on how to file for any of the offices up for election in 2021 for which you are eligible. Mason County Elections Department accepts filings for all county and local offices, such as City of Shelton Council Members, Cemetery Commissions, Fire Commissioners, Hospital Commissioners, Port Commissioners, School Board Directors, and Water Commissioners.
To file for a state or federal office visit the Secretary of State’s website.
|Candidate filing by mail begins||Monday, May 3, 2021|
|Candidate filing online and in-person begins||Monday, May 17, 2021 – 9 am|
|Candidate filing ends||Friday, May 21, 2021 – 4 pm|
|Lot draw for order of names on the ballot – Watch via Livestream||Friday, May 21, 2021 – 4 pm|
|Deadline to withdraw candidacy||Monday, May 24, 2021 – 4 pm|
|Deadline to submit candidate statement and photo for Primary Election||Friday, May 28, 2021 – 4 pm|
How to File
Candidate Filing Fees
Filing fees are required only for those positions that pay a salary. The fee is 1% of the annual salary and is listed on the offices up for election page. Candidate filing fees are non-refundable, even if you withdraw your candidacy.
Lot Draw for Order of Names
At the close of filing, Friday, May 21st at 4 pm, names will be drawn at random to determine the order of candidate names on the primary ballot. The lot draw order will apply to all races. You can watch the Lot Draw Livestream which will begin shortly after 4 pm.