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Special filing period set for empty offices
Conclusion of Filing Week resulted in no candidates for two dozen offices across Whidbey Island.
As a result, the Island County Auditor’s Office scheduled a special filing period for three days in early June.
The special filing period is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, June 3 through Wednesday, June 5.
On the Coupeville School Board, Position No. 2 is apparently being vacated by Jeff Tasoff; he didn’t file for reelection last week.
Another race without candidates is a seat on the Whidbey General Hospital Board being vacated by Roger Case
Case recently announced he will resign from his seat effective June 15.
The remaining dozen empty seats are on various water district boards located throughout Island County.
While the auditor’s office offered an online option during the regular filing period, people interested in the vacant seats will be required to file in person at the Elections Office, located on North Main Street in Coupeville.
If nobody files for the empty seats by the end of the special filing period, then they won’t appear on the November ballot. Nobody would be able to write in a candidates name for those empty seats either, Reagan said.
It would then be up to the elected board to appoint a replacement, who would then run for office during the next general election.
For more information, call the Election’s Office at 360-679-7366.