2021 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 2021

Candidate filing period for 2020 is May 17-21.
RCW 29A.24.050

Election Date Feb 9
April 27
Aug 3
Nov 2
Resolution Due Dec 11 Feb 26 May 14
Aug 3
8 day by mail or online registration and update deadline Feb 1
Apr 19
July 26 Oct 25
in-person registration and update deadline Feb 9
8 pm
Apr 27
8 pm
Aug 3
8 pm
Nov 2
8 pm
Overseas/military ballots mailed Jan 8
Mar 26
June 18 Sept 17
Ballots available Jan 22 Apr 9
July 16 Oct 15
Election certified Feb 19
May 7
Aug 17 Nov 23
voter registration
and updates

by mail or

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