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