2021-2022 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 2022



Candidate filing period for 2022 is May 16-20.
RCW 29A.24.050


Election Date Apr 27
2021
Aug 3
2021
Nov 2
2021
Feb 8
2022
Apr 26
2022
 Aug 2
2022
 Nov 8
2022
Resolution Due Feb 26 May 14
Aug 3
Dec 10
Feb 25
May 13
Aug 2
8 day by mail or online registration
and update deadline
Apr 19
July 26 Oct 25 Jan 31
Apr 18
July 25
Oct 31
in-person registration and update deadline Apr 27
8 pm
Aug 3
8 pm
Nov 2
8 pm
 Feb 8
8 pm
Apr 26
8 pm
Aug 2
8 pm
Nov 8
8 pm
Overseas/military ballots mailed Mar 26
June 18 Sept 17 Jan 7
Mar 25
 June 17
Sept 23
Ballots available Apr 9
July 16 Oct 15  Jan 21
 Apr 8
 July 15
 Oct 21
Election certified May 7
Aug 17 Nov 23  Feb 18
 May 6
 Aug 16
 Nov 29
voter registration
and updates

by mail or
online



in person
Applications for new registration or updates must be received by an
elections official no later than 8 days before the election.
     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.