2018 / 2019 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



Candidate filing period for 2019 is May 13-17.
RCW 29A.24.050


Election Date    Aug 7
2018
  Nov 6
2018
Feb 12
2019
Apr 23
2019
Aug 6
2019
 Nov 5
2019
Resolution Due May 11 Aug 7 Dec 14 Feb 22 May 10 Aug 6
29 Day Registration and Update Deadline July 9 Oct 8 Jan 14 Mar 25 * *
8 Day New Registration Deadline July 30 Oct 29 Feb 4 Apr 15 * *
Overseas/Military Ballots Mailed June 22 Sept 21 Jan 11 Mar 22 June 21 Sept 20
Ballots Available July 20 Oct 19 Jan 25 Apr 5 July 19 Oct 18
Election Certified Aug 21 Nov 27 Feb 22 May 3 Aug 20 Nov 26

*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