2020 election calendar

Resolutions



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.

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.

Candidate Filing 2020



Candidate filing period for 2020 is May 11-15.
RCW 29A.24.050


Election Date Feb 11
2020
Mar 10
2020
April 28
2020
Aug 4
2020
Nov 3
2020
Resolution Due Dec 13 n/a Feb 28 May 8 Aug 4
8 day by mail or online registration and update deadline Feb 3 Mar 2
Apr 20 July 27 Oct 26
in-person registration and update deadline Feb 11
8 pm
Mar 10
8 pm
Apr 28
8 pm
Aug 4
8 pm
Nov 3
8 pm
Overseas/military ballots mailed Jan 10 Jan 24 Mar 27 June 19 Sept 18
Ballots available Jan 24 Feb 24 Apr 10 July 17 Oct 16
Election certified Feb 21 Mar 20 May 8 Aug 18 Nov 24
voter registration
and updates

by mail or
online



in person
Applications for new registration or updates must be received by the
elections office no later than 8 days before the election.
     4pm close of business by mail; online by midnight

Applicants must appear in-person at the County Auditor's Office no later
than 8pm on the day of the election to register or update their current
registration.