2019 election calendar


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

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

A ballot measure cover sheet must be submitted with each resolution or ordinance submitted to Yakima County Elections.

If a jurisdiction wishes to withdraw a resolution, a signed statement must be submitted to the elections division.  The deadline to withdraw a resolution is the same as filing a resolution that calls for an election.


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.

Candidate Filing 2019

Candidate filing period for 2019 is May 13-17.
RCW 29A.24.050

Election Date Feb 12
Apr 23
Aug 6
 Nov 5
Resolution Due Dec 14 Feb 22 May 10 Aug 6
29 Day Registration and Update Deadline Jan 14 Mar 25 * *
8 Day New Registration Deadline Feb 4 Apr 15 * *
Overseas/Military Ballots Mailed Jan 11 Mar 22 June 21 Sept 20
Ballots Available Jan 25 Apr 5 July 19 Oct 18
Election Certified Feb 22 May 3 Aug 20 Nov 26

*beginning June 2019:

citizens who are not currently registered in Washington may register:
by mail or online - Applications must be received by the County auditor no later than 8 days before the election.
in person - Applicants must appear in-person in the County Auditor's Office no later than 8pm on the day of the election.

Individuals already registered to vote in Washington may update their registration no later than 8pm on the day of the election.
SSB 6021; 2018

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