​Election Dates, Voter Registration and Resolution Deadlines
    

​Important Dates

​Regular legislative session begins:

January 8​, 2018

​Regular legislative session ends:

March 8, 2018

​First day to accept candidate filings by mail (RCW 29A.24.081):

April 30, 2018

​Candidate Filing Week (RCW 29A.24.050):

​May 14 - 18, 2018

​Last day for candidates to withdraw (RCW 29A.24.131):

​May 21, 2018

Laws enacted in regular legislative session become law:

​June 7, 2018

Last day a void in candidacy will open a special 3 day filing for the General Election:

August 6, 2018

​Voter Registration Information

You may register to vote or change your voter registration address at any time. The dates included in the tables are the deadlines for you to register to vote or update your voter registration and participate in the next election.

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Last day to update registration:
Deadline for online voter registration, address change and other updates.

Last day for new registration:
Deadline for new Washington State voter registrations. Must register in-person at the Thurston County Auditor's Office:

2000 Lakeridge Dr SW
Bldg. 1, Rm. 118
Olympia, WA 98502
(Map)

​February 13, 2018 - Special Election

​Resolution Deadline:

December 15, 2017

​Military ballots mailed:

January 12, 2018

​Last day to update registrations:

January 15​, 2018

​Last day for new registrations

​February 5, 2018

​Ballots available:

​January 24, 2018

​Ballots mailed:

January 24, 2018​

County Certification:​

February 23, 2018​

​*Federal/Postal holiday

​April 24, 2018 - Special Election

​Resolution Deadline:

February 23​, 2018

​Military Ballot Mailed:

March 23​, 2018

Last day to update registrations:​

March 26, 2018​

​Last day for new registrations:

April 16, 2018​

​Ballots available:

April 4, 2018​

​Ballots mailed:

April 4, 2018

County Certification:​

May 4, 2018​

​August 7, 2018 - Primary Election

​Resolution Deadline:

May 11​, 2018

​Military Ballots Mailed:

June 22​, 2018

Last day to update registrations:​

July 9, 2018​

​Last day for new registrations:

July 30, 2018

Voters' Pamphlets mailed:​

July 11, 2018

Ballots available:​

July 18, 2018​

Ballots mailed:​

July 18, 2018​

Last day to file a write-in candidacy:​

July 20, 2018

County Certification:​

August 21, 2018​

Secretary of State Certification:​

August 24, 2018​

​November 6, 2018 - General Election

​Resolution Deadline:

August 7​, 2018

​Military Ballots Mailed:

​September 21, 2018

Last day to update registrations:​

October 8*, 2018

Last day for new registrations:​

October 29, 2018

​Voters' Pamphlets arriving in homes:

​October 10 - 13, 2018

Ballots available:​

October 17, 2018​

Ballots mailed:​

October 17, 2018​

Last day to file a write-in candidacy:​

October 19, 2018

County Certification:

November 27, 2018​

*Federal/Postal holiday​