2022 Asotin County Offices Open for Candidate Filing
The Asotin County Auditor's Office will be accepting filings for local office beginning Monday, May 16, 2022 at 9:00 am - Friday, May 20, 2022 at 4:00 pm. The following the local offices are open for filing:
|Asotin County Assessor||Jenny L. Rynearson||4-year term||$663.30|
|Asotin County Auditor||Darla McKay||4-year term||$663.30|
|Asotin County Clerk||McKenzie A. Campbell||4-year term||$663.30|
|Asotin County Prosecutor||Benjamin C. Nichols||4-year term||$1598.37|
|Asotin County Sheriff||John Hilderbrand||4-year term||$842.07|
|Asotin County Treasurer||Holly K. Steiner||4-year term||$663.30|
|Asotin County District Court Judge||Tina L. Kernan||4-year term||$1768.12|
|Asotin County |
Commissioner District No. 3
|Chuck Whitman||4-year term||$540.86|
|Asotin County Public Utility District|
Commissioner No. 3
|Greg McCall||6-year term||$222.48|
For information regarding state, legislative and judicial offices please visit the WA Secretary of State website and click on "File for Office" under the Elections menu.
All persons filing for office must be a registered voter within the district they are filing. For questions regarding which District you reside in please call 509-243-2084, ext. 1534.
Under the Washington State Constitution (Article 4, Section 29) and state statute (Revised Code of Washington (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.
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 (see "Note"): 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.
Counties with more than 100,000 residents (per the April 1, 2005 Office of Financial Management Population Report) includes: