Auditor


Ferry County Website
Ferry County Auditor Dianna Galvan
Address

350 E DELAWARE #2
REPUBLIC, WA 99166

Phone 509-775-5225 ext. 2500
Fax: 509-775-5208
Office Hours 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (including lunch) Monday - Friday

Recording Office closes at 3:30 p.m.
Email auditor@co.ferry.wa.us
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Our goal is to provide prompt, quality, and friendly public service to the residents of Ferry County by meeting the challenges of the future in technology, communication, and ever-changing local, state, and federal laws and mandates in elections, licensing, and recording.

Election Results

The Auditor's Office provides services to the public and other county departments with six 
full time employees.

The office is responsible for the administration of the recording, financial services, licensing and elections.

 

Auditor Dianna Galvan EXT: 1137 auditor@co.ferry.wa.us
Chief Auditor/
Elections Deputy/
Licensing Supervisor
Amber Rairdan
EXT: 1139 delections@co.ferry.wa.us
Payroll Deputy James Maurice Gayed EXT: 1134 payroll-ap@co.ferry.wa.us
Recording Deputy Corrine Parkins EXT: 1136 records@co.ferry.wa.us
Accountant Ben Davies EXT: 1138 accountant@co.ferry.wa.us
Accounts Payable
Tina Davies
EXT: 1135 deputyauditor@co.ferry.wa.us
Licensing      EXT: 1140 delections@co.ferry.wa.us

Voter Drop Box Locations


Office dropbox city box danville box curlew box keller box Inchelium box
Ferry County Auditor's Office Republic City Hall Danville Drop Box Curlew Drop Box Keller Drop Box Inchelium Drop Box
350 E Delaware Ave
Republic WA
987 S Clark Ave Republic WA Danville Outpost
19097 N HWY 21
Danville WA
Curlew Fire Station
30 Customs Rd
Curlew WA
Sanpoil Valley Community Health
11665 S Hwy 21
Keller WA
Lake Roosevelt Community Health Center
39 Short Cut Rd
Inchelium WA
8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (M-F) 24-7 Access 24-7 Access 24-7 Access 24-7 Access 24-7 Access

All drop boxes are locked at 8 p.m. on election night.
If you have a disability and need a reasonable accommodation to our elections department, please call 509-775-5225 ext. 1139 as much in advance as possible and we will assist you.

Voter Registration

Online By Mail In Person

Voter Information

Dates and Deadlines

Voter Registration Deadlines

(1) In order to vote in any primary, special election, or general election, a person who is not registered to vote in Washington must:(a) Submit a registration application that is received by an election official no later than eight days before the day of the primary, special election, or general election. For purposes of this subsection (1)

(a), "received" means: (i) Being physically received by an election official by the close of business of the required deadline; or (ii) for applications received online or electronically, by midnight, of the required deadline; or

(b) Register in person at a county auditor's office, the division of elections if in a separate city from the county auditor's office, a voting center, a student engagement hub, or other location designated by the county auditor no later than 8:00 p.m. on the day of the primary, special election, or general election.

(2)(a) In order to change a residence address for voting in any primary, special election, or general election, a person who is already registered to vote in Washington may update his or her registration by:

(i) Submitting an address change using a registration application or making notification via any non-in-person method that is received by election officials no later than eight days before the day of the primary, special election, or general election; or

(ii) Appearing in person, at a county auditor's office, the division of elections if in a separate city from the county auditor's office, a voting center, or other location designated by the county auditor, no later than 8:00 p.m. on the day of the primary, special election, or general election to be in effect for that primary, special election, or general election.

(b) A registered voter who fails to update his or her residential address by this deadline may vote according to his or her previous registration address.

(3) To register or update a voting address in person at a county auditor's office, a voting center, or other location designated by the county auditor, a person must appear in person at a county auditor's office, a voting center, or other location designated by the county auditor at a time when the facility is open and complete the voter registration application by providing the information required by RCW 29A.08.010.

Voter Eligibility

To register to vote in the state of Washington, you must be:

  • A citizen of the United States
  • A legal resident of Washington state for at least 30 days prior to election day
  • At least 18 years old by election day
  • Not disqualified from voting due to a court order
  • Not currently serving a sentence of total confinement in prison under the jurisdiction of the department of corrections for a Washington felony conviction
  • Not currently incarcerated for a federal or out-of-state felony conviction

It's easy and secure to register online, by mail with a paper form, or at a county elections office. Check your registration at VoteWA.gov.

Effective January 1st, 2022, if you were convicted of a felony in Washington State, another state, or in federal court, your right to vote will be restored automatically as long as you are not currently serving a sentence of total confinement in prison.

Additional Information

Voting in Washington State brochure

Felony Conviction and Voting Rights Restoration brochure

Residency Requirements

To register to vote in Washington State, you must be a resident of the state.

You must establish your voting residency address at least 30 days before Election Day. You may specify a mailing address that is different from your residential address.

You may only be registered to vote at one location, even if you own multiple residences. If you move or are temporarily away, you may maintain your voter registration at that address until you register to vote elsewhere.

If you have a nontraditional address, such as a motor home or transitional housing, your voting residence is the physical location at the time you register to vote. You may list a different address for your mailing address.

If you are a United States citizen living abroad, you may use your last Washington address. If you have never lived in the country, you may use the last address of your parents or other family member. 

Even if you are living outside of Washington State, you will retain your residency if you are:

  • employees in the civil or military service of the state or of the United States;
  • living overseas;
  • attending college or any institution of learning; or
  • confined in any public prison. 

You may maintain your voter registration in Washington State until you register to vote elsewhere. 

For more information about voting residence, see Article VI, Sections 1 and 4 of the Washington State ConstitutionRCW 29A.04.151, and RCW 29A.08.112.

To challenge a voter registration, you must file a Voter Challenge with the county elections department where that person is registered.

Voting by Mail

Washington State votes by mail. Vote by mail is convenient and gives you extra time to learn about the ballot measures and candidates before casting your vote.

1. Receive your ballot

Your ballot is mailed to you at least 18 days before each election. To receive your ballot, your voter registration mailing address must be current. You can update your address online with VoteWa.

If you are a registered voter and do not receive your ballot, contact your county elections department.

2. Vote your ballot

Your ballot packet will include a ballot, a secrecy envelope, and a return envelope. Follow the instructions that accompany your ballot. If you need a replacement ballot, contact your county elections department.

Be an informed voter
Washington has many ways to help voters become informed about ballot measures and candidates:

  • The state General Election Voters' Pamphlet is mailed to every household in Washington. If you need the General Election Voters Pamphlet in accessible formats or alternate languages, call (800) 448-4881 or email voterspamphlet@sos.wa.gov.
  • For personalized ballot measure and candidate information online, go to VoteWa.
  • For all ballot measures and candidates, visit the Online Voters' Guide.
  • For local races, visit the website for your county elections department.

Other sources of information about candidates and issues include local newspapers, television, libraries, political parties, and campaigns.

3. Return your ballot

Your ballot must be:

  • Postmarked no later than Election Day; or
  • Returned to a designated ballot drop box by 8 p.m. on Election Day; or
  • Returned in person to your county elections department by 8 p.m. on Election Day.

If you fail to sign the ballot declaration, or the signature on the ballot declaration does not match the signature in your voter registration record, your county elections department will contact you. If you are unable to sign the declaration, make a mark in front of two witnesses and have them sign in the designated spaces.

Find out more about the next steps of ballot processing and secrecy.

Mental Competency and Voting Rights

Only a Superior Court can declare a person unable to vote due to mental incompetency and therefore unable to vote. Do not assume that a person under a guardianship due to their mental capacity is ineligible to vote.

A guardian may not vote on behalf of a person under guardianship, and power of attorney does not extend to voting.

Whether a person under guardianship may vote depends on when the guardianship was imposed and whether the guardianship is full or partial.

Imposition of a guardianship for an incapacitated person shall not result in the loss of the right to vote unless the court determines that the person is incompetent for purposes of rationally exercising the franchise in that the individual lacks the capacity to understand the nature and effect of voting such that she or he cannot make an individual choice. The court order establishing guardianship shall specify whether or not the individual retains voting rights. When a court determines that the person is incompetent for the purpose of rationally exercising the right to vote, the court shall notify the appropriate county auditor.

For more information, see Article VI, Section 3 of the Washington State ConstitutionRCW 11.88.010(5), or Washington Law Help.

To challenge a voter registration, you must file a Voter Challenge with the county elections department where that person is registered.

Felony Convictions and Voting Rights

Effective January 1st, 2022, if you were convicted of a felony in Washington State, another state, or in federal court, your right to vote will be restored automatically as long as you are not currently serving a DOC sentence of total confinement in prison.

New! Felony Conviction and Voting Rights Restoration brochure

When the right to vote is restored

  • If you were convicted of a felony in Washington State, another state, or in federal court, your right to vote will be restored automatically as long as you are not currently serving a sentence of total confinement in prison.
  • If you were convicted of a felony in another state or in federal court, your right to vote is restored automatically as long as you are not currently incarcerated for that felony.
  • You do not lose the right to vote for a misdemeanor conviction or a conviction in juvenile court.
  • You do not need a certificate of discharge (COD) to have your voting rights restored.

Registering to Vote

Once your right to vote is restored, you must register to vote if you want to vote. If you were previously registered to vote, you must re-register to vote. You can register online with VoteWAprinting and returning a formin person at your county elections department or request a voter registration form be mailed to you. You do not need a certificate of discharge (COD) to register to vote.

Visit the Voter Eligibility page, for more information.

Department of Corrections

If you have questions about your status with DOC, call 1 (800) 430-9674.

Military and Overseas Voters

As a military or overseas voter, you have several options for registering to vote, receiving your ballot and returning it.  If you are a military spouse or dependant, and you are away from home because of the military service, you also qualify as a military voter.

In addition to the information below, you can learn more with our video, "Serving Those Who Serve - A Guide to Military Voting in Washington State."

Registration deadlines

Military and overseas voters are exempt from the regular voter registration deadlines. The last day to register and request a ballot is Election Day. Even if you are not registered, you may still vote and send in a ballot because your signature on the declaration attests to your eligibility and constitutes registration.

Registering to vote

When registering, please indicate you are in the armed forces or living overseas.

You must list a Washington residential address. This can be your last address in the state, or that of a family member. Your mailing address can be anywhere in the world.

Register to vote online with VoteWA. VoteWA requires a Washington State ID or driver license.

If you do not have a Washington State driver license or ID, you must register using a paper form or in person. You can return the paper form by mail, email or fax to your county elections department.

If you are stationed in Washington but decide to register in your home state, you can do so using the Federal Voting Assistance Postcard.

Receiving your ballot

You may receive your ballot by mail, email or fax. You may also qualify to receive a ballot as early as 90 days before the election.

Because Washington votes by mail, you will automatically be mailed a ballot. If you register close to Election Day, or for some other reason did not receive your ballot, please request one as soon as possible to ensure enough time to return your ballot. Specify whether you would like to receive your ballot by mail, email or fax.

Contact your county elections department to:

  • Request a ballot or a replacement ballot;
  • Change how you receive your ballot (for example, by email instead of postal mail); or
  • Update your voter registration record (for example, update your mailing address).

If you believe you won't receive your regular ballot in time to vote, you can also request a Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB), which is a blank write-in ballot.  FWABs are available at consulates, embassies, from your Voting Assistance Officers, and online.

Being an informed voter

Washington has many ways to help voters become informed about ballot measures and candidates:

  • The state General Election Voters' Pamphlet is mailed to every household in Washington. If you need to request a copy of the state Voters' Pamphlet be mailed to you, call (800) 448-4881 or email voterspamphlet@sos.wa.gov.
  • For personalized ballot measure and candidate information online, go to VoteWA.
  • For all ballot measures and candidates, visit the Online Voters' Guide.
  • For local races, visit the website for your county elections department.

Returning your ballot

You may return your ballot by mail, email or fax.

  • If you return your ballot by mail, you must sign and date the declaration no later than Election Day and return the ballot to your county elections department. It must be received within 9 days after a Special Election, 13 days after a Primary , and within 20 days after a General Election.
  • If you return your ballot by email or fax, it must be received by your county elections department by 8 p.m. Pacific Standard Time on Election Day.  If you return the ballot by email, include the signed and dated declaration page, privacy sheet and ballot in the email as scanned or imaged attachments.

To confirm that your ballot was received, go to VoteWA, log in, and open the "ballot status" link.

New Washington Resident

Welcome to Washington! As a new resident of Washington State, you can register to vote online with VoteWAby mailin person, or when you get your new state driver license or ID at the Department of Licensing. New enhanced drivers' licenses are automatically registered to vote.

You may not vote in multiple states. Be sure to cancel any previous voter registration before you register in Washington. You do not have to choose a party when you register to vote in Washington.

Voting by mail

Washington State votes by mail. Mail elections are an alternative to polling place voting. Prior to each election, a ballot is mailed to every eligible registered voter. When ballots are mailed, each county elections office also opens a voting center for in-person registration and voting services through Election Day.

Read more...

Top 2 Primary

Almost all other states in the country conduct nominating Primary Elections. In these states, the purpose of the Primary is to select each political party's nominee who will represent the party in the General Election.

In Washington's Top 2 Primary, conducted the first Tuesday in August, the purpose is to narrow the number of candidates down to the top two finishers, regardless of a candidate's party preference.

Read more...

Being an informed voter

Washington has many ways to help voters become informed about ballot measures and candidates:

  • The state General Election Voters' Pamphlet is mailed to every household in Washington.
  • Voters’ Pamphlet is available online in PDF, Text, and Audio. You can also view the Voters’ Pamphlet in Spanish, Chinese, or Vietnamese. Go to the results page, select your desired election year, and click on the "Voters' Guide" link to see all your options.
  • For personalized ballot measure and candidate information online, go to VoteWA.
  • For local races, visit the website for your county elections department.
  • 16 and 17 year olds may sign up for the Future Voter Program and be automatically registered to vote after turning 18.
Seasonal Resident - The Snowbird

You can vote in Washington State even if you are away from home during an election.

To make sure you receive your ballot, update your seasonal mailing address with your county elections department. Provide the first and last days you’ll receive mail at this address, and your county will send your ballot to this address each year between those dates.

Although your mailing address can be anywhere in the world, your residential address must remain in Washington State. For more information on voting residency, visit Residency Requirements.

Being an informed voter

Information about ballot measures and candidates:

  • The state General Election Voters’ Pamphlet is mailed to every household in Washington. If you need to request a copy of the state Voters’ Pamphlet be mailed to you, call (800) 448-4881 or email voterspamphlet@sos.wa.gov.
  • For personalized ballot measure and candidate information online, go to VoteWA.
  • For all ballot measures and candidates, visit the Online Voters’ Guide.
  • For local races, visit the website for your county elections department.
Voters Away at College

As a student, you probably change your address more frequently than the average voter. Remember to update your voter registration every time you move. You can update your address online with VoteWAby mail, or in person.  

Residential address

Your residential address determines which candidates and measures will be on your ballot. This must be a Washington State address that you consider home.

If you live on campus and provide a campus address as your residential address, be sure to list your dormitory and room number; a PO Box is not a residential address.

For more information on voting residency, visit Residency Requirements

Mailing address

Your mailing address is where your ballot will be mailed. It does not impact the ballot measures and candidates that will appear on your ballot. Your ballot can be sent to you anywhere in the world. For example, you may list your parents’ home as your residential address, but a  PO Box at college as your mailing address.

Out-of-state students

You may register to vote in Washington if you have lived in the state for at least 30 days and have established a residential address in the state. Please note that Washington State residency requirements for voting are not the same as residency for in-state tuition purposes. You may vote in only one state. If you were previously registered in another state, cancel your registration in that state when you register in Washington.

Study abroad

You can vote from anywhere in the world! Update your mailing address online with VoteWA or contact your county elections department.

Voting in two places is a felony

You may only vote once; you may only vote in one county in one state. Keep this in mind when deciding if you want to list your home or school address for your voter registration. Should you receive two ballots, vote only once.

Voters with Disabilities

As a voter with a disability, you can request a reasonable accommodation or assistance to vote. The Office of the Secretary of State is committed to ensuring accessibility at voting centers, and that you have the opportunity to vote privately and independently.

Voting centers must meet all of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements. View the ADA checklist for voting centers for more information.

To request a reasonable accommodation or assistance, contact your county elections department.

Accessible Voters' Pamphlet

Accessible formats of the voters' pamphlet are available online. If you wish to join the subscription list to receive a copy on CD or USB drive of the Voters' Pamphlet, please contact the voter hotline at (800) 448-4881 or email voterspamphlet@sos.wa.gov. Provide your preferred format, name, telephone number, and mailing address.   

Accessible voting units

Accessible voting units (AVUs) are available starting 18 days before Election Day, until 8 p.m. on Election Day. For specific dates that AVU voting is available at your county elections department, see voter Dates and Deadlines. Every county must have at least one AVU at each voting center. AVUs must be wheelchair-accessible and screened from other voters to maintain privacy.

An AVU presents your ballot on a monitor. You select choices by touching the screen, using a select wheel, or by using a tool. You can use headphones to listen to the text and prompts on your ballot. Most machines can also be fitted with sip-and- puff tools. 

Assistance voting your ballot

Anyone may assist you in voting your ballot. At a voting center, you may ask for two election workers, one from each political party, to help you fill out your ballot.

A person who has a guardian may still be able to vote and should not be turned away from a voting center by an election worker. Guardianship papers indicate if an individual has the right to vote. If there is ever doubt about a person's voting status, the person should be issued a provisional ballot to vote with. 

Accessibility concerns

If you are concerned about the accessibility of a voting center, contact your county elections department or contact the Office of the Secretary of State's Elections Division at (800) 448- 4881.

Additional information for voters with disabilities

Accessibility services and information

Accessibility in your county

Other accessibility resources

Candidate Information

Filing Information

FILING WEEK

Filings through the mail can be accepted by the elections office up to ten business days prior to in-person filing which is April 22, 2024, or no sooner than May 6, 2024. Any Declaration of Candidacy received prior to May 6, 2024 can not be accepted. Filings by mail must be received no later than 5:00 pm on the last day of filing, May 10, 2024. There are no exceptions.

The period for filing in person at the Ferry County Elections Office is Monday May 6 through Friday May 10, 2024. Office hours are 8:00am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

 

WHERE TO FILE

For districts within Ferry County, the candidate must file with the Ferry County Elections Department located in the Courthouse at 350 E Delaware Ave #2, Republic WA 99166.

Candidates for multi-county legislative and Court of Appeals races must file with the Office of the Secretary of State. Candidates filing with the OSOS may file electronically. Go to the OSOS web site, www.secstate.wa.gov .

For partisan offices that are partially within Ferry County and partially within another county, the candidate must file with the Secretary of State's Office at 350 Union Ave SE, PO BOX 40220, Olympia WA 98504. Non-Partisan races in districts that lie within more than one county are assigned by the state to file in the county in which the majority of registered voters reside (lead county). (RCW 29A.24.070(3))

 

HOW TO FILE

To place the candidate's name on the ballot, the candidate must file a DECLARATION OF CANDIDACY. The candidate may file online (closed as of 5:00 PM on May 10), or mail in the form manually.

This form is available:

If you are mailing the Declaration of Candidacy, we suggest you:

  • make three copies and keep one for your records
  • return the original
  • enclose the appropriate filing fee or filing fee petition with the mailed Declaration of Candidacy

 

FILING FEES

The proper fee must accompany the Declaration of Candidacy according the following schedule:

ANNUAL SALARY

FILING FEE

No Salary

$0.00

Per Meeting Salary

$0.00

Per Diem

$0.00

Less than $1,000

$10.00

Greater than $1,000

$1% of Salary

PCO'S

$0.00

An indigent candidate may submit a "Filing Fee Petition" with the Declaration of Candidacy in lieu of filing fee. The petition must contain a number of valid signatures at least equal to the number of dollars of the filing fee. The signatures must be from voters registered within the jurisdiction of the office for which the candidate is filing. The Declaration of Candidacy contains the following checkbox, "I am without sufficient assets or income to pay the filing fee required by law and I have attached a nominating petition in lieu of this fee", pursuant to RCW 29A.24.091. If the box is checked, signing the Declaration of Candidacy indicates this is true.

*The Ferry County Elections Office can now accept credit or debit cards.

RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS

Candidates are responsible to ensure that they meet any residency requirements of the position for which they are filing. A candidate for public office must be:

  • a citizen of the United States,
  • a resident of the State of Washington, and
  • a registered voter of the county, district or political subdivision in which the candidate intends to seek office.

ORDER OF CANDIDATES ON BALLOT

The order of candidate names on the primary ballot will be determined by LOT drawing on Friday, May 10, 2024 at 5:05 pm in the Ferry County Courthouse Office. The lot draw process will be done publicly and may be witnessed by the media and by any candidate.

WITHDRAWAL OF CANDIDACY

Candidates have until May 13, 2024 to withdraw after filing the Declaration of Candidacy. A written request to withdraw must be filed with the same office the Declaration of Candidacy was filed. The filing fee will not be reimbursed.

CANDIDATES CAN NOW TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR ON-LINE VOTER GUIDE WHERE THEY CAN PLACE A PHOTOGRAPH AND STATEMENT.

PHOTOGRAPHS

Candidates may provide a photo taken within the past five years. Photograph must be limited to the head and shoulders. No photograph may reveal clothing or insignia suggesting the holding of public office. Photos submitted by candidate must be received by close of business May 21, 2024. The photo can be submitted by email or delivered on CD. All photos must be in electronic jpeg format.

CANDIDATE STATEMENT

Candidates are encouraged to place a statement in the On-Line Voters' Guide. The length of the statement shall conform to the length established for the State Voters' Pamphlet in RCW 29A.32.121. The maximum number of words for local offices and state representatives is 100 words; state senator and superior court judge, 200 words.

All candidate statements must be submitted as computer files or typed written; handwritten statements will not be accepted. The statements must be received by us no later than close of business May 21, 2024, including statements from candidates who don’t appear on the primary ballot.

The word limit includes headers, footers, numbers and dates. Hyphenated words count as two words unless the hyphenated is listed in the OneLook directory, an online dictionary search. Any statement over the limit will be returned. Only plain text will be accepted; no italics, bold, tables, images or other enhancements will be accepted. No changes will be accepted for the General Election

The Ferry County Auditor will reject any statements which contain obscenity, vulgarity, profanity, scandalous, libelous or defamatory matter; or any language which in any way cities, counsels, promote or advocates hatred, abuse, violence and hostility toward, or which tends to cause ridicule or shame upon any person or group of persons by reason of sex, race, color, religion, or manner of worship or any language or matter the circulation of which through the mail is prohibited by federal law.

Statement content suggestions are: occupation, education, professional qualifications, why you seek the position, what ideas you have if you were elected, length of residence in the county, city, town or district, additional personal information and community involvement.

In a publication of this magnitude, it is inevitable that the material submitted for publication will contain some inadvertent errors of spelling, punctuation, or syntax which would adversely affect the readability of the statement and improperly reflect on the candidate. The County Auditor may correct such incidental errors as long as this does not affect the content of the statement. This office is not obligated, however, to make such corrections and assumes no responsibility for errors which result from inaccuracies in the original statement submitted by the candidate.

If any portion of the candidate's statement is rejected, only that rejected portion may be rewritten and submitted for inclusion in the statement.

Candidates will be notified if their statement, if any portion thereof, has been rejected. They will be given the opportunity to appeal that rejection or resubmit a statement or revision of a portion which has been rejected. A second rejection is final, due to time constraints. The County Auditor will mail a proof copy of any statement to the candidate at the address listed on his/her submission form. If an email address is provided by the submitter, the proof may be sent by this means.

Appeals will be made to the County Auditor, who has the final decision in the acceptance and rejection of statements.

Many local candidates are required to file campaign disclosure records with the Public Disclosure Commission (PDC). The PDC, a state agency, was created by an initiative of the people. It provides access about finances of campaigns and candidates, including contributors and expenditures.

Campaign rules and forms are available at the elections Office on CD Rom. This information can also be obtained at the PDC website; http://www.pdc.wa.gov . Elections Office Staff are not able to answer questions concerning PDC rules.

Contacting the PDC

Public Disclosure Commission
711 Capital Way #206
P O BOX 40908
Olympia, WA 98504

Phone (360) 753-1111
Fax (360) 753-1112
Toll Free 1-877-601-2828

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State Representative Pos. 2                    2 Years                      $601.91
Justice Position #02                                6 Years                      $2398.68
Justice Position #08                                6 Years                      $2398.68
Justice Position #09                                6 Years                      $2398.68
Court of Appeals Judge Position 1         6 Years                      $2283.38
Supreme Court Judge Position 1            4 Years                      $2173.91
Superior Court Judge 1                           4 Years                      $2173.91
Superior Court Judge 2                           4 Years                     $2173.91
Superior Court Judge 3                           4 Years                     $2173.91

COUNTY OFFICES                                          TERM                            FEES

County Commissioners #1                      4 Years                     $464.50
County Commissioners #3                     4 Years                      $64.50
Prosecuting Attorney                             2 Years Unexpired     $1534.66
District Court Judge                              2 Years Unexpired     $1001.45
Public Utility Commissioner #2              6 Years                      $280.68
PCO’s                                                       2 Years                       $0        


Filing Module

Candidate Filing Week
Online Filing Module

This Online Candidate Filing Module is a resource for assisting candidates with a convenient way to file for public office.

Candidates who file online will receive the following email benefits:

  • Candidates will receive an immediate email when another candidate files for the same position.
  • Candidates will receive notification of whether they will participate in the Primary or General Election. (If three or more candidate file for a position then the race will appear on the Primary Election Ballot. If one or two candidates file for a position then the race will skip the Primary and appear in the General Election Ballot.)
  • Candidates will have the choice to submit their statements and photo for the Online Voters' Guide.

If you use the online filing module to file for office, Please bring in a copy of the online filing when you come in to the Auditor's Office only if you have a filing fee.

In order to complete your online filing, you must come into the Auditor's Office to pay your filing fee by the close of filing at 4:00 p.m. on May 10, 2024.

It is your responsibility to submit your online filing correctly. If these steps are not completed correctly your name will not appear on the ballot. Please make sure you:

  • Read all instructions very carefully.
  • bring your printed Declaration of Candidacy and applicable filing fee with you to the Ferry County Auditor's Office.
  • File before the deadlines: Online Filing closes at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, May 10, 2024. If you choose not to use this online option you may file at our office between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and the deadline for filing is 4:00 p.m. on Friday, May 10, 2024.

If you need assistance or have any questions, contact our office at (509) 775-5225 ext. 1139.

All information provided is public record.

 

Online Candidate Filing 

See a list of who filed.

Nonpartisan Elections

Under the Washington State Constitution (Art. 4, Sec. 29) and state statute (RCW 29A.36.171), elections for nonpartisan offices are conducted in a different manner than the nominating/elections process used for partisan offices. The following is an overview of the rules that apply to elections for nonpartisan state and judicial offices.

Statewide Offices

The only nonpartisan statewide (executive branch) elective office in Washington is Superintendent of Public Instruction.

Superintendent of Public Instruction

All candidates for Superintendent of Public Instruction appear on the Primary ballot. If any candidate receives more than 50% of the vote for that position in the Primary, he or she goes on the General Election ballot alone. If no candidate receives a majority, the two candidates receiving the highest number of votes go on the General Election ballot.

State Judicial Offices

All elective judicial offices in Washington are nonpartisan.

Justice of the State Supreme Court

All candidates for Supreme Court Justice appear on the Primary ballot. If any candidate receives more than 50% of the vote for that position in the Primary, he or she goes on the General Election ballot alone. If no candidate receives a majority, the two candidates receiving the highest number of votes go on the General Election ballot.

State Court of Appeals Judge

The same rules apply to Court of Appeals Judge as apply to Supreme Court Justice.

Superior Court Judge

  • When there are two or more candidates for a Superior Court Judge position and one candidate receives more than 50% of the vote, that candidate is elected in the Primary and does not appear on the General Election ballot (provided no write-in candidate submits a petition of 100 valid signatures within ten days after the Primary). When there are more than two candidates in the Primary and no candidate receives more than 50% of the vote, the two candidates receiving the highest number of votes go on the General Election ballot.
  • If there is only one candidate for Superior Court Judge, the rules differ depending on the population of the county:
    Less than 100,000 residents:
    The candidate appears on both the Primary and the General Election ballot.

    More than 100,000 residents:*
    If no other person has filed for the position by the end of the candidate withdrawal period, the candidate is automatically issued a certificate of election and does not appear on either the Primary or General Election ballot.

    *Benton, Clark, King, Kitsap, Pierce, Skagit, Snohomish, Spokane, Thurston, Whatcom, and Yakima (Office of Financial Management Population Report - April 1, 2005)
     
Election Guide for Candidates

Canvassing Board

Signature Training
Signature training must be attended at least once every two years and posted. 

Dianna Galvan (Auditor) completed her training on June 6th, 2024
Jesse Lamp (Prosecuting Attorney) completed his training on June 27th, 2024
Robert Dean (Commissioner) completed his training on June 27th , 2024

Per WAC 434-226-051