Elections Calendar

  • 1/1/2012: NEW YEAR'S DAY RCW 1.16.050
  • 1/1/2012: First day to publish Notice of Election for the February Election RCW 29A.52.351
  • 1/2/2012: Legal Holiday RCW 1.16.050
  • 1/6/2012: First day to file initiatives to the people RCW 29A.72.030
  • 1/9/2012: Regular legislative session begins Article II, Sec. 12, Washington State Constitution
  • 1/11/2012: Last day to publish Notice of Election for the February Election RCW 29A.52.351
  • 1/15/2012: Overseas and military ballots mailed for the February Election RCW 29A.40.070
  • 1/16/2012: MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY RCW 1.16.050
  • 1/16/2012: Last day for mail in and online voter registrations and transfers for the February Election RCW 29A.08.140
  • 1/27/2012: February Election ballots mailed RCW 29A.40.070
  • 2/6/2012: Last day of in-person registration for voters not currently registered in the state for the February Election RCW 29A.08.140
  • 2/8/2012: State redistricting plan adopted RCW 44.05.100
  • 2/14/2012: SPECIAL ELECTION RCW 29A.04.321 & RCW 29A.04.330
  • 2/20/2012: PRESIDENTS' DAY RCW 1.16.050
  • 2/28/2012: February Election is certified RCW 29A.60.190
  • 3/2/2012: Last day to file a resolution for the April Election RCW 29A.04.330
  • 3/4/2012: First day to publish Notice of Election for the April Election RCW 29A.52.351
  • 3/8/2012: Regular legislative session ends Article II, Sec. 12, Washington State Constitution
  • 3/14/2012: First day to propose initiatives to the legislature RCW 29A.72.030
  • 3/14/2012: Last day to publish Notice of Election for the April Election RCW 29A.52.351
  • 3/18/2012: Overseas and military ballots mailed for the April Election RCW 29A.40.070
  • 3/19/2012: Last day for mail in and online voter registrations and transfers for the April Election RCW 29A.08.140
  • 3/30/2012: April Election ballots mailed RCW 29A.40.070
  • 4/9/2012: Last day of in-person registration for voters not currently registered in the state for the April Election RCW 29A.08.140
  • 4/17/2012: SPECIAL ELECTION RCW 29A.04.321 & RCW 29A.04.330
  • 4/27/2012: April Election is certified RCW 29A.60.190
  • 4/30/2012: Last day to change precincts until after the General Election RCW 29A.24.010 & RCW 29A.16.040
  • 4/30/2012: First day candidate filings may be submitted by mail RCW 29A.24.081
  • 5/5/2012: First day to convene of minor party or independent candidate nominating conventions for US President RCW 29A.20.121
  • 5/11/2012: Last day to file a resolution for the August Primary RCW 29A.04.321
  • 5/12/2012: Last day for minor party or independent candidate nominating conventions for US President RCW 29A.20.121
  • 5/14/2012: First day for all candidates to file for office RCW 29A.24.050
  • 5/14/2012: Offices vacated on and after this date will be held for filing until the next succeeding regularly scheduled general election
  • 5/18/2012: Final day for all candidates to file for office RCW 29A.24.050 & RCW 29A.20.201
  • 5/21/2012: Last day for candidates to withdraw RCW 29A.24.131
  • 5/22/2012: Certification of Primary candidates by Secretary of State RCW 29A.36.010
  • 5/28/2012: MEMORIAL DAY RCW 1.16.050
  • 6/2/2012: Beginning of second opportunity for minor party or independent candidate nominating conventions for US President RCW 29A.20.121
  • 6/6/2012: Last day to file referendum measure petitions RCW 29A.72.030
  • 6/7/2012: Laws enacted in the regular legislative session become effective Article II, Sec. 41, Washington State Constitution
  • 6/23/2012: Overseas and military ballots mailed for the August Primary RCW 29A.40.070
  • 6/24/2012: First day to publish Notice of Primary for the August Primary
  • 7/4/2012: INDEPENDENCE DAY RCW 1.16.050
  • 7/4/2012: Last day to publish Notice of Primary for the August Primary RCW 29A.52.311
  • 7/6/2012: Last day to submit signatures supporting initiatives to the people RCW 29A.72.160
  • 7/9/2012: Last day for mail in and online voter registrations and transfers for the August Primary RCW 29A.08.140
  • 7/20/2012: Ballots mailed for the August Primary RCW 29A.40.070
  • 7/20/2012: Final day to file as a write in candidate for the August Primary RCW 29A.24.311
  • 7/28/2012: Final day of second opportunity for minor party or independent candidate nominating conventions for US President RCW 29A.20.121
  • 7/30/2012: Last day of in-person registration for the August Primary exclusive to voters not currently registered in the state RCW 29A.08.140
  • 8/4/2012: Minor party and independent candidate nominating petitions due RCW 29A.20.121 & RCW 29A.24.161
  • 8/6/2012: Last day a void in candidacy will open a special filing period for the General Election ballot RCW 29A.24.181
  • 8/7/2012: PRIMARY RCW 29A.04.311
  • 8/7/2012: Last day to file a resolution for the November General Election RCW 29A.04.330
  • 8/21/2012: August Primary is certified by counties RCW 29A.60.190
  • 8/24/2012: Final day for Secretary of State to certify returns of the August Primary RCW 29A.60.240
  • 9/3/2012: LABOR DAY RCW 1.16.050
  • 9/22/2012: Overseas and military ballots mailed for the November General Election RCW 29A.40.070
  • 9/23/2012: First day to publish Notice of Election for the November General Election
  • 10/3/2012: Last day to publish Notice of Election for the November General Election
  • 10/6/2012: Last day to mail-in voter registrations and updates for the November General RCW 29A.08.140
  • 10/8/2012: Columbus Day - Post offices are closed on this day.
  • 10/8/2012: Last day for online voter registrations and updates for the November General RCW 29A.08.140
  • 10/19/2012: November General Election ballots mailed RCW 29A.40.070
  • 10/19/2012: Final day to file as a write in candidate for the November General Election RCW 29A.24.311
  • 10/29/2012: Last day of in-person registration for voters not currently registered in state for the November General Election RCW 29A.08.140
  • 11/6/2012: GENERAL ELECTION RCW 29A.04.321
  • 11/7/2012: Precincts open for changes RCW 29A.16.040
  • 11/11/2012: VETERANS' DAY RCW 1.16.050
  • 11/12/2012: LEGAL HOLIDAY RCW 1.16.050
  • 11/22/2012: THANKSGIVING RCW 1.16.050
  • 11/23/2012: LEGAL HOLIDAY RCW 1.16.050
  • 11/27/2012: November General Election certified by counties RCW 29A.60.190
  • 12/6/2012: Final day for Secretary of State to certify election returns for the November General Election RCW 29A.60.250
  • 12/17/2012: Electoral College RCW 29A.56.340
  • 12/25/2012: CHRISTMAS DAY RCW 1.16.050
  • 12/28/2012: Last day to file a resolution for next year's February Election RCW 29A.04.330
  • 12/30/2012: First day to publish Notice of February Special ElectionRCW 29A.52.355