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By Brandon Cline

Filing open for offices with no candidates


August 2, 2017

A special filing period for elected offices for which no candidate originally filed to run begins today at 9 a.m., one day after the primary election.

The filing period will run through Aug. 4 at 4 p.m., and all candidates who file for one of the vacant offices will automatically appear on the general election ballot on Nov. 7. In the initial filing period, which ran from May 15 through May 19, 63 candidates filed to run in 50 offices, leaving 27 offices for which no candidate filed to run.

Of the 50 offices with at least one candidate, just one office had more than two candidates who filed—the fourth position on the Goldendale School Board—meaning it was the only race to appear on th...

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