Mason County Auditors Office Elections

2021 Candidate Submissions Deadlines & Guidelines at a Glance

The following are the deadlines and guidelines for declaring candidacy and submitting candidate information to be published in the Mason County local voters’ pamphlet. Printable pdf version.

Candidate Submissions – Deadlines

Submission typeDeadlines
Declaration of Candidacy with filing fee (if required)Filing Deadlines
By mail: May 3 – 21, 2021
(received in office – not postmarked)
Online or In-person:
May 17 – May 21, 2021 9 am – 4 pm
Candidate Biography, Statement and PhotoSubmission Deadline:
May 28, 2021
at 4:00 pm
Special Three-day Filing PeriodStarting August 4, 2021 at 9:00 am
ending August 6, 2021 at 4:00 pm
By mail, online or in-person must be received during the filing period

Special Three-day Filing Period candidate submissions do not have a filing fee, they cannot submit a biography, statement or photo and cannot withdrawal once filed.

Candidate biographies, statements and photos must be submitted online or by email

  • Online: If you file online, you should receive an email with a link to submit your statement online. If you do not receive the email after filing, you can contact the elections department at (360) 427-9670 ext. 470 or and we can send you the link again.
  • Email:

Review Process

Candidates whose submission does not conform to the word count or content requirements listed in the table below will be contacted by phone and/or email and given the opportunity to submit a corrected statement within 48 hours of the notification. If a candidate does not submit a corrected statement or the corrected statement does
not conform, then “No statement submitted” will be printed in the local voters’ pamphlet.

Candidate Submissions – Guidelines at a Glance

submission typeword limitformatting

Sum total of words in categories list cannot exceed word limit

Or biography can be in paragraph form
100Allowed: Italics

Categories: Elected Experience, Other Professional Experience, Education, and Community Service

Not Allowed: Bold, ALL CAPS, underlining, tables, lists, bullets
Statement200Allowed: Italics

PhotoN/ANot Allowed: Bold, ALL CAPS, underlining, tables, lists, bullets
Contact Information

Taken from information submitted at time of filing
Does not count toward word limitCampaign Address
Phone number
Email address

All Submissions

Material submitted for publication in the local voters’ pamphlet may be rejected if:

  • It’s obscene, libelous or otherwise inappropriate
  • Comments on other candidates or incumbents
  • It doesn’t follow formatting guidelines
  • Was received after the submittal deadline

Publication Dates of Local Voters’ Pamphlet:

  • August 3, 2021 Primary: June 18, 2021
  • November 2, 2021 General: September 17, 2021