Gig Harbor Mayor

Employer / Organization

City of Gig Harbor

Next Election

Aug 03, 2021

Filing Window

May 17, 2021 - May 21, 2021

Description

The Mayor is elected at large for four year terms. The Mayor officially speaks for both the government and the community as a whole. The Mayor is the presiding officer and a regular member of the city council, and has all the powers and duties for the office of council member in addition to those of mayor.

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/33896

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