2017 / 2018 election calendar

Resolutions



To call for a special election in February or April, resolutions are due 60 days prior to the election date. SHB1919 2015

If the Special Election is to be held in conjunction with a Primary, resolutions are due no later than the Friday immediately before the first day of the regular candidate filing period.

Resolutions calling for a Special Election in conjunction with the General Election are due no later than the day of the Primary. RCW 29A.04.321

Certification



Election results are certified 10 days after a Special Election in February or April, 14 days after a Primary, and 21 days after a General Election. SHB1919 2015

Candidate Filing 2017



Candidate filing period for 2017 is May 15-19. RCW 29A.24.050

Election Date   Feb 14,
2017
Apr 25,
2017
   Aug 1,
2017
  Nov 7,
2017
Feb 13,
 2018
April 24,
2018
Resolution Due Dec 16 Feb 24 May 12 Aug 1 Dec 15
Feb 23
29 Day Registration and Update Deadline Jan 16 Mar 27 July 3 Oct 9 Jan 15
Mar 26
8 Day New Registration Deadline Feb 6 Apr 17 July 24 Oct 30 Feb 5
April 16
Overseas/Military Ballots Mailed Jan 13 Mar 24 June 16 Sept 22 Jan 12
Mar 23
Ballots Available Jan 27 Apr 7 July 14 Oct 20 Jan 26
April 6
Election Certified Feb 24 May 5 Aug 15 Nov 28 Feb 23
May 4

The 8 day in person voter registration deadline is only for individuals who are not currently registered in Washington State. The applicant must appear in-person in the Auditor's Office.  RCW 29A.08.140