2023 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 2023

Candidate filing period for 2023 is May 15-19.
RCW 29A.24.050


Election Date
 Feb 14

 Apr 25

 Aug 1

 Nov 7

Resolution Due  Dec 16
 Feb 24
 May 12
 Aug 1
8 day by mail or online registration 
 and update deadline
  Feb 6
 Apr 7
 July 24
 Oct 30
in-person registration and update deadline  Feb 14
8 pm
 Apr 25
8 pm
 Aug 1
8 pm
 Nov 7
8 pm
Overseas/military ballots mailed  Jan 13
 Mar 24
 June 16
 Sept 22
Ballots available  Jan 27
Apr 7
 July 14
 Oct 20
Election certified  Feb 24
 May 5
 Aug 15
 Nov 28
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