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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