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