Adams County Clerk
Employer / Organization
Aug 02, 2022
May 16, 2022 - May 20, 2022
The County Clerk is the clerk for the county courts, including probate courts, and the commissioner's court. The clerk is also the local recorder for the county. All instruments filed for record are done so in the clerk's office. In the absence of an election administrator, the clerk carries out elections for the county. The clerk's office issues marriage licenses, and maintains vital records on behalf of the county.
Application GuidelinesThe filing window for this position 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 Office in Olympia. For non-partisan offices, if there is only two candidates filed for a position 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 Adams County Elections Office can be reached at 509-659-3247 Or [email protected], and the Secretary of State Office can be reached at (360) 902-4151 or [email protected] ***Washington is one of the only states with online filing for candidacy. It is preferred that candidates file online through the elections department of Adams County, the link for online filing will be available the day the filing window opens. For more information regarding filing online, please see here: https://wei.sos.wa.gov/county/adams/en/elections/Pages/default.aspx
Submit application to:
Adams County Auditor, 210 W. Broadway, Ritzville, WA, 99169, US