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Washington's Election Dates

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Recent and Upcoming Election Dates And Deadlines

This page contains dates and deadlines information on elections occurring in Washington.

Election dates and deadlines vary by locality. Please be advised that these dates are updated regularly but are subject to scheduling changes at the local level.

Please contact your local election office for more detailed information about the laws concerning election dates,poll hours,poll locations, voter id requirements,absentee voting, voter registration, name or address changes that would apply in your case.

2017 Election Dates & Deadlines

2017 November 7 General Election -- Date: November 7,2017

Deadlines
September 23, 2017 Absentee Ballot Request deadline - UOCAVA citizens:Military and overseas ballots mailed for the November General Election
October 9, 2017 Voter Registration deadline - By Mail:Deadline for mail or online new registrations and voter updates prior to the General Election
October 20, 2017 Candidate Ballot Access - Write-In candidates ballot access deadline:Final day to file as a write-in candidate for the November General Election
October 20, 2017 Early Voting/In Person Absentee voting starts:November General Election 18-day voting period begins
October 30, 2017 Early Voting/In Person Absentee voting ends:Last day for in-person registration in order to vote in the General Election

2018 Election Dates & Deadlines

2018 August 7 Primary Election Day -- Date: August 7,2018

Deadlines
July 20, 2018 :August Primary 18-day voting period begins
July 30, 2018 :Last day for in-person registration in order to vote in the August Primary

2018 November 6 General Election -- Date: November 6,2018

Deadlines
September 22, 2018 :Military and overseas ballots mailed for the November General Election
October 29, 2018 :Last day for in-person registration in order to vote in the General Election

Good To Know

Note

Laws, rules, and procedures in State and local elections may differ depending on the type of election.

General Elections

General elections have the most offices and issues on the ballot and usually generate more interest and higher turnout than any other elections. Most offices on the general election ballot are partisan.

Primary and Caucus

Primary elections are one means by which a political party nominates candidates for the next general election. The main difference between a caucus and a primary is that a caucus involves face-to-face interaction between voters, where voters can try to persuade one another to vote for (or against) a certain candidate.

Municipal Elections

In municipal elections, registered voters elect members of their local government, such as mayors, council people, township supervisors and district judges.

School Elections

School elections are held to elect school board members and community college directors

Special Elections

A special election is held when someone who is already in office can no longer serve and must be replaced. All registered voters in the district can vote in a special election.

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