Pierce County Sheriff

Employer / Organization

Pierce County

Next Election

Aug 04, 2020

Filing Window

May 11, 2020 - May 15, 2020

Description

The mission of the Pierce County Sheriff's Department is to protect life and property, to uphold rights and to help build stronger, more livable communities. A County Sheriff is the head county law enforcement officer and oversees the county's law enforcement department, including the deputies and administrative support for the Sheriff's Department. County Sheriff's typically enforce the law in unincorporated areas within a county, but they also will sometimes provide law enforcement services to municipalities that do not have their own police department. County Sheriffs are also in charge of county jails, and are sometimes called upon to serve subpoenas, protection orders, and eviction notices.

Application Guidelines
The filing window for this Seat begins the Monday two weeks prior to Memorial Day and ends on the Friday of that week (5 days). Candidacy filing papers can be acquired at and are submitted to either the county elections office or the Secretary of State's Office in Olympia. For non-partisan offices, if there is only two candidates filed for a Seat they will run against each other in the November election. If more than two candidates file for a non-partisan office, than the non-partisan office will go through the August primary and the top two vote getters will advance to the November election for the seat. For a partisan office, the candidates will run in the August primary even if only two people are participating. This may create scenarios where the same candidates participate for the same seat in the August primary and November election. For any further questions, the Pierce County Elections office can be reached at (253)-798-8683 or PCELECTIONS@co.pierce.wa.us, and the Secretary of State's Office can be reached at (360) 902-4151 or mail@sos.wa.gov. ***Washington is one of the only states with online filing for candidacy. For more information regarding filing online, please see here: http://www.co.pierce.wa.us/DocumentCenter/View/33816

Submit application to:
Pierce County Elections, 2501 S. 35th St., Tacoma, WA, 98409, US