Candidates in the June 5 primary election had until today to submit their signatures in lieu of filing fees to the Del Norte County Elections Office.

The nomination period for most local offices will begin next Tuesday and last through March 9, County Clerk Recorder Alissia Northrup said. Those wishing to run for eight of the nine available offices this year must submit their declaration of candidacy by March 9.

However if an incumbent in any of the offices up for election fails to submit their paperwork by then, the deadline will be extended another five days, Northrup said.

Those running for superior court judge are working on a slightly different timeline. Wednesday was the final day for judicial candidates to file a notice of intention to run in the June primary election, Northrup said. However since Judge William Follett hadn’t filed a notice of intention to seek re-election, Northrup said, the filing period will be extended by another five days.

“That means anyone else except for Judge Follett could come in through Monday and still file their judicial intention and filing fee,” Northrup said. “They have through Monday at 5 p.m. to do that and that’s just judicial.”

After 18 years on the bench, Follett told the Triplicate in June 2017 that he plans to retire at the end of 2018.

So far, only one person has come in and filed a notice of intention to run for superior court judge, Northrup said.

On June 5, Del Norte voters will cast their ballots for District 3 and District 4 county supervisor, assessor, auditor-controller, clerk-recorder-registrar of voters, district attorney, sheriff-coroner, superior court judge, superintendent of schools and treasurer-tax collector, according to the elections office.

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