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Candidate filing deadlines approaching


The Klickitat County Auditor’s Office has issued a reminder of upcoming candidate filing deadlines for this year.

Candidate filing week is May 11 through May 15. Online filing begins at 9 a.m. on May 11 and closes at 4 p.m. on May 15. In-person filing begins at 8 a.m. on May 11 and closes at 5 p.m. on May 15. Mail in declarations will be accepted April 27 through May 15.

Filing fees are due at the time of filing. The auditor’s office accepts cash or checks. Candidates filing online may pay with a Visa or Mastercard credit or debit card.

Local positions open for election include: 2 mayor; 9 city council; 8 cemetery district; 7 park and recreation district; 21 fire district; 4 hospital district; 1 port district; 36 school district; and 2 water district position.

A complete list of offices open for election and applicable filing fees is posted in the auditor’s office located at 205 S. Columbus Ave. Room 203 in Goldendale and on its website at

For more information, call the Elections Department at 773-4001 or (800) 583-8050 or email


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