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 elections@sos.wa.gov.

Special Election

January 15 Deadline for voter registration, address change and other updates
January 26 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 5 Deadline for new Washington State voter registration (in person only)
February 13 Special Election - Drop boxes close promptly at 8:00 p.m.
 

Special Election

March 26 Deadline for online voter registration, address change and other updates
April 6 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 16 Deadline for new Washington State voter registration (in person only)
April 24 Special Election - Drop boxes close promptly at 8:00 p.m.
 

Candidate Filing

May 14 First day to file a declaration of candidacy.
May 18 Last day to file a declaration of candidacy.
May 21 Final day to withdraw from the ballot.
May 25 Deadline for submission of Voters' Pamphlet statements and photographs.
 

Primary

July 9 Deadline for online voter registration, address change and other updates
July 20 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.
July 30 Deadline for new Washington State voter registration (in person only)
August 7 Primary - Drop boxes close promptly at 8:00 p.m.
 

General Election

October 8 Deadline for online voter registration, address change and other updates
October 6-13 State Voters' Pamphlets are mailed to every household in Washington State
October 19 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. Expect delivery of your ballot no later than October 25th.
October 29 Deadline for in-person new Washington State voter registration
November 6 General Election - Drop boxes close promptly at 8:00 p.m.