Pierce County Auditor hosts candidate workshop May 19

With election season upon us, the Pierce County Auditor’s Office annual candidate’s workshop is scheduled for Thurs., May 19, at 6 p.m. The workshop will be held at the Pierce County Election Center, 2501 S. 35th Street, Suite C, in Tacoma.

“Our goal in the Auditor’s Office is to ensure that every candidate is prepared to comply with the law and is armed with accurate information,” said Pierce County Auditor Julie Anderson. “If candidates don’t win their election, it won’t be for a lack of information and resources. To that end, we offer this annual event for candidates, campaign managers and key volunteers. It’s free and informative.”

Valuable information will be provided, including filing for office online; Public Disclosure Commission requirements (a PDC staff member will be present to answer questions); voter pamphlet statement online submittal process; voter registration information; obtaining data and maps from the Auditor’s Office; and how recent changes in military voting and the switch from poll voting to all Vote-By-Mail will impact campaigns.

Vendors, offering campaign services, will be present to answer questions in a “vendor fair” format.

Individuals interested in attending are asked to RSVP at http://www.piercecountywa.org/elections or by phone (253) 798-2634. The Pierce County Auditor’s Office is responsible for elections, licensing services, a variety of public records and animal control services. More information about the office is available at http://www.piercecountywa.org/auditor .