Dear San Juan County Neighbors and Friends,
On April 23, you will have the opportunity to elect a new County Council because an unprecedented event occurred with the November General Election and the passage of the revisions to the Home Rule Charter that creates a need to elect a completely new council of three members to replace the existing Council of six members.
Through March 25th you can contact the San Juan County Elections Office and ask them to forward your ballot to a different address, permanently change your address, or you can register to vote online.
If you are a new Washington State voter, April 15th is the deadline for you to register in-person at San Juan County Elections Office, 55 Second Street, Suite A, Friday Harbor.
Voters will be voting for three (3) candidates. That is, one from each voting district: San Juan, Orcas and Lopez.
We encourage you to be good citizens, study the candidates and issues and be sure to vote in this very important election.
Here are some opportunities for you to meet the candidates before the April 23 election:
TONIGHT – Thursday, March 21st
Meet and Greet with Brian McClerren (Lopez) from 5-7pm at Island Hopping Brewery on Orcas (33 Hope Lane)
TOMORROW – Friday March 22nd
Meet and Greet with Bob Jarman (San Juan) from 4:30-6:30pm at San Juan Vineyards Piano and Wine Bar on San Juan (65 Spring Street)
CPR and AED Event
Sunday, April 7th, 10am-3pm will be a CPR and AED event with Bob Jarman at the Friday Harbor Legion
League of Women Voters Forums (All Candidates)
San Juan Island – Monday, March 25th, 5-7pm at the San Juan Middle School
Orcas Island—Wednesday, March 27th, 5-7pm at the Orcas Senior Center
Lopez Island—Friday, March 28th, 5-7pm at Grace Episcopal
Islander Forum (All Candidates)
Friday, April 5th, 5:30-7:30pm at the San Juan Grange
Eagle Forum (All Candidates)
Saturday, April 6th, 1:30-3:30pm at the Orcas Senior Center
We have posted the events that we had notice of at the time of this Newsletter. You may view the list of all the candidates, their photos and statements, and qualifications by clicking on this link to the County's election site
Common Sense Alliance