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2024 election calendar

Attention Districts -- please click here for your complete resolution, statement, and committee deadlines.


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 2024

Candidate filing period for 2024 is May 6-10; 8am-5pm
RCW 29A.24.050

Election Date 
Feb 13
Pres Primary
Apr 23
 Aug 6
 Nov 5
Resolution Due Dec 15n/aFeb 23May 3Aug 6
8 day by mail or online registration 
 and update deadline
 Feb 5Mar 4Apr 15July 29Oct 28
in-person registration and
update deadline
  Feb 13
8 pm
Mar 12
8 pm
Apr 23
8 pm
Aug 6
8 pm
Nov 5
8 pm
Overseas/military ballots mailed Jan 12Jan 26Mar 22 June 21Sept 20
Ballots available  Jan 26Feb 23Apr 5 July 19 Oct 18
Election certified  Feb 23 Mar 22May 3 Aug 20
 Nov 26
voter registration
and updates

by mail or

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
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