2019 / 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 2019 / 2020



Candidate filing period for 2019 is May 13-17.
The filing period in 2020 is May 11-15
RCW 29A.24.050

Election Date Aug 6
2019
Nov 5
2019
Feb 11
2020
Mar 10
2020
April 28
2020
Aug 4
2020
Nov 3
2020
Resolution Due May 10 Aug 6 Dec 13 n/a Feb 28 May 8 Aug 4
8 day by mail or online registration and update deadline July 29 Oct 28 Feb 3 Mar 2
Apr 20 July 27 Oct 26
in-person registration and update deadline Aug 6
8 pm
Nov 5
8 pm
Feb 11
8 pm
Mar 10
8 pm
Apr 28
8 pm
Aug 4
8 pm
Nov 3
8 pm
Overseas/military ballots mailed June 21 Sept 20 Jan 10 Jan 24 Mar 27 June 19 Sept 18
Ballots available July 19 Oct 18 Jan 24 Feb 24 Apr 10 July 17 Oct 16
Election certified Aug 20 Nov 26 Feb 21 Mar 20 May 8 Aug 18 Nov 24

*beginning June 2019:

citizens who are not currently registered in Washington may register:
by mail or online - Applications must be received by the County auditor no later than 8 days before the election.
in person - Applicants must appear in-person in the County Auditor's Office no later than 8pm on the day of the election.

Individuals already registered to vote in Washington may update their registration no later than 8pm on the day of the election.
SSB 6021; 2018

The 8 day in person voter registration deadline is only for individuals who are not currently registered in Washington State. The applicant must appear in-person in the Auditor's Office.  RCW 29A.08.140