Dates and Deadlines

If you are registered to vote but miss the deadline to update your address, you can still vote. Contact your county elections department where you are currently registered to request a ballot.

Registrations and updates submitted after the deadline will take effect for the next election.

View the complete elections calendar.

Have questions? Call 1-800-448-4881 Monday-Friday between 8AM-5PM or email [email protected].

Special Election

January 14 Deadline for online & mail-in voter registration, all address changes, name changes, and other updates. In-person voter registrations for new voters accepted up to 8-days prior to Election Day.
January 25 Start of 18-day voting period (through Election Day). Deadline for ballots to be mailed out and Accessible Voting Units (AVUs) are available at voting centers. County Elections Departments may mail ballots before this date.
February 4 Deadline for new Washington State voter registration (in person only)
February 12 Special Election - Drop boxes close promptly at 8:00 p.m.
 

Special Election

March 25 Deadline for online & mail-in voter registration, all address changes, name changes, and other updates. In-person voter registrations for new voters accepted up to 8-days prior to Election Day.
April 5 Start of 18-day voting period (through Election Day). Deadline for ballots to be mailed out and Accessible Voting Units (AVUs) are available at voting centers. County Elections Departments may mail ballots before this date.
April 15 Deadline for new Washington State voter registration (in person only)
April 23 Special Election - Drop boxes close promptly at 8:00 p.m.
 

Candidate Filing

May 13 First day to file a declaration of candidacy.
May 17 Last day to file a declaration of candidacy.
May 20 Final day to withdraw from the ballot.
May 24 Deadline for submission of Voters' Pamphlet statements and photographs.
 

Primary

Starting July 2019 New Voter Registration Deadlines: 8 days before Election Day: To register by mail or online, your application must be received no later than 8 days before Election Day. Election Day: Visit a local voting center to register or update your address in person no later than 8 p.m. on Election Day
August 6 Primary - Drop boxes close promptly at 8:00 p.m.
 

General Election

Starting July 2019 New Voter Registration Deadlines: 8 days before Election Day: To register by mail or online, your application must be received no later than 8 days before Election Day. Election Day: Visit a local voting center to register or update your address in person no later than 8 p.m. on Election Day
November 5 General Election - Drop boxes close promptly at 8:00 p.m.