2016-17 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 offical 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 2016 & 2017

Candidate filing period for 2016 is May 16-20.  Candidate filing period for 2017 is May 15-19.
RCW 29A.24.050
 Election Date
  Feb 9
   2016
Apr 26
   2016
May 24, 2016
Presidential
Primary
   Aug 2
     2016
  Nov 8
    2016
 Feb 14
2017
Resolution Due
Dec 11
Feb 26
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May 13
Aug 2
Dec 16
29 Day Registration and Update Deadline
Jan 11
Mar 28
Apr 25
July 4
Oct 10
 Jan 16
8 Day New Registration Deadline
Feb 1 Apr 18
May 16
July 25
Oct 31  Feb 6
Overseas/Military Ballots Mailed
Jan 8
Mar 25
Apr 8
June 17 Sept 23
 Jan 13
Ballots Available
Jan 22
Apr 8
May 6
July 15 Oct 21
 Jan 27
Election Certified
Feb 19
May 6
June 7
Aug 16
Nov 29
 Feb 24
The 8 day in person voter registration deadline is only for individuals who are not currently registered elsewhere in Washington State. The applicant must appear in-person in the Auditor's Office.  RCW 29A.08.140