Walla Walla County Sheriff

Employer / Organization

Walla Walla County

Next Election

Aug 02, 2022

Filing Window

May 16, 2022 - May 20, 2022

Description

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 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 Walla Walla County Elections office can be reached at 509-524-2530 or elections@co.walla-walla.wa.us, and the Secretary of State 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. It is preferred that candidates file online through the elections department of Kitsap 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/wallawalla/en/elections/CandidateInfo/Pages/FilingforElectiveOffice.aspx

Submit application to:
Walla Walla County Auditor, 310 W Poplar St. , Walla Walla, WA, 99362, US