​Election Dates, Voter Registration and Resolution Deadlines
    

​Voter Registration Information

AUGUST 2019 AND NOVEMBER 2019 ELECTIONS: Washington State is implementing Same Day Voter Registration beginning with the August Primary Election. You may register to vote online, by mail, and voter registration drive up to 8 days prior to Election Day. You may register to vote in-person and update your voter registration address up to 8 p.m. on Election Day.

February and April Elections​

Last day to update registration:
Deadline for online voter registration, address change and other updates for February and April Special Elections in 2019.

Last day for new registration:
Deadline for new Washington State voter registrations for the February and April Special Elections in 2019. Must register in-person at the Thurston County Auditor's Office:

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

Primary and General Elections

By any means: You may register to vote or update your current registration 8 days prior to the election. The information must be received by an election official by this day.​

In person: You may register to vote or update your voter registration by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day at your county Auditor's Office.

​Important Dates

​Regular legislative session begins:

January 14​, 2019

​Regular legislative session ends:

April 28, 2019

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

April 29, 2019

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

​May 13 - 17, 2019

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

​May 20, 2019

Laws enacted in regular legislative session become effective:

July 28, 2019

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

August 5, 2019

​February 12, 2019 - Special Election

​Resolution Deadline:

December 14, 2018

​Military ballots mailed:

January 11, 2019

​Last day to update registrations:

January 14​, 2019

​Last day for new registrations

​February 4, 2019

​Ballots available:

​January 23, 2019

​Ballots mailed:

January 23, 2019

County Certification:​

February 22, 2019

​April 23, 2019 - Special Election - No April election in 2019

​Resolution Deadline:

February 22​, 2019

​Military Ballot Mailed:

March 22​, 2019

Last day to update registrations:​

March 25, 2019

​Last day for new registrations:

April 15, 2019

​Ballots available:

April 3, 2019

​Ballots mailed:

April 3, 2019

County Certification:​

May 3, 2019

​August 6, 2019 - Primary Election

​Resolution Deadline:

May 10​, 2019

​Military Ballots Mailed:

June 21​, 2019

Voters' Pamphlets mailed:​

July 10, 2019

Ballots available:​

July 17, 2019

Ballots mailed:​

July 17, 2019

Last day to file a write-in candidacy with no filing fee:​

July 19, 2019

Last day to register to vote or update your current registration by any means. The information must be received by an election official by this day.

​July 29, 2019

​You may register to vote or update your current registration in person only up to 8:00 p.m. on Election Day at your county Auditor's Office.

​August 6, 2019

County Certification:​

August 20, 2019

Secretary of State Certification:​

August 23, 2019

​November 5, 2019 - General Election

​Resolution Deadline:

August 6, 2019

​Military Ballots Mailed:

​September 20, 2019

​Voters' Pamphlets mailed:

​October 9, 2019

Ballots available:​

October 16, 2019

Ballots mailed:​

October 16, 2019

Last day to file a write-in candidacy with no filing fee:​

October 18, 2019

Last day to register to vote or update your current registration by any means. The information must be received by an election official by this day.​

October 28, 2019

​​You may register to vote or update your current registration in person only up to 8:00 p.m. on Election Day at your county Auditor's Office.

​November 5, 2019

County Certification:

November 26, 2019

​Secretary of State Certification:

December 5, 2019