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
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 period for 2024 is May 6-10; 8am-5pm
| Aug 6|
|Resolution Due||Aug 1||Dec 15||n/a||Feb 23||May 3||Aug 6|
|8 day by mail or online registration |
and update deadline
|Oct 30||Feb 5||Mar 4||Apr 15||July 29||Oct 28|
|in-person registration and|
| Feb 13|
|Overseas/military ballots mailed||Sept 22||Jan 12||Jan 26||Mar 22||June 21||Sept 20|
|Ballots available||Oct 20||Jan 26||Feb 23||Apr 5||July 19||Oct 18|
|Election certified||Nov 28||Feb 23||Mar 22||May 3||Aug 20|
|by mail or|
|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