Prosser -The Benton County Auditor's Office was busy this week as potential candidates declared their intention to run for one of the 55 local offices up for election in 2017. 8 of those offices received 3 or more filings and will require a Primary before the top 2 candidates will advance to the General Election this November.
The Auditor's Office received a total of 91 declarations during the 5-day filing period, many of which were submitted using the county's online filing option. For a complete list of candidates who have filed, visit: www.bentonelections.com.
The majority of the races for 2017 are nonpartisan. For these races, if 1 or 2 candidates filed then there is no primary and those candidates will advance directly to the General Election ballot.