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Election Dates
Voter Registration and Resolution Deadlines
Important dates:
Regular Legislative session begins: Jan. 9
Regular Legislative session ends: April 23
First day to accept candidate filings by mail:
(RCW 29A.24.081)
May 1
Candidate Filing Week:
(RCW 29A.24.050)
May 15 - 19
Last day for candidates to withdraw:
(RCW 29A.24.131)
May 22
Laws enacted in regular legislative session become law: July 23
Last day a void in candidacy will open a special 3 day filing for the General Election: July 31
Registration deadlines clarified:
Last Day to Update Registrations
The last day to make changes to your voter registration if you are registered to vote anywhere in Washington to be eligible to vote in the next election.
Last Day for New Registrations
The last day to register to vote ONLY if you are not registered in Washington to be eligible to vote in the next election. You must register in person at the auditor's office in the county where you live. Thurston County Auditor's office is located at:
2000 Lakeridge Dr SW
Bldg. 1, Rm. 118
Olympia, WA 98502
(Driving Directions and Map)
2017 Election Dates
You may register to vote or change the address on your voter registration at anytime. However, the following are deadlines for these changes for each election.

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February 14 - Special Election
Resolution Deadline: Dec. 16 (2016)
Military Ballots Mailed: January 13*
January 16
February 6
Ballots Available: January 25
Ballots Mailed: January 25
County Certification: February 24
April 25 - Special Election
Resolution Deadline: February 24
Military Ballots Mailed: March 24
March 27
April 17
Ballots Available: April 5
Ballots Mailed: April 5
County Certification: May 5
August 1 - Primary Election
Resolution Deadline: May 12
Military Ballots Mailed: June 16
July 3
July 24
Voters' Pamphlets Mailed: July 5
Ballots Available: July 12
Ballots Mailed: July 12
Last day to file a write-in candidacy: July 14
County Certification: August 15
Secretary of State Certification: August 18
November 7 - General Election
Resolution Deadline: August 1
Military Ballots Mailed: September 22
October 9*
October 30
Ballots Available: October 18
Ballots Mailed: October 18
Last day to file a write-in candidacy: October 20
County Certification: November 28
Secretary of State Certification: December 7
  *Federal/Postal Holiday
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  Elections Voter Services Elections Ballot Processing Center Financial Services Licensing & Recording Main Office
  2000 Lakeridge Dr. SW
Bldg. 1 Rm. 118
Olympia, WA 98502

Phone: 360.786.5408
2905 29th Ave. SW, Ste. E,F
Tumwater, WA 98512

Phone: 360.786.5408
Fax: 360.705.3518
929 Lakeridge Dr. SW, Rm. 226
Olympia, WA 98502

Phone: 360.786.5402
Fax: 360.357.2481
2000 Lakeridge Dr. SW
Bldg. 1 Rm. 106
Olympia, WA 98502

Licensing: 360.786.5406
Recording: 360.786.5405
Admin: 360.786.5224
Fax: 360.786.5223

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