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Election 2016 Resources

Key Dates:

July 8 Signatures on behalf of statewide ballot initiatives due

In order to get an initiative on the ballot, 325,000 signatures are required. Some of the important measures on the 2016 ballot are about gun control, minimum wage and a carbon tax on fossil fuels. For a full list of of initiatives, visit the MyVote portal.

July 15 Primary election ballots mailed

Ballots must be mailed out to voters by this date for the primary election on August 2.

Aug 2 Primary election day

Voters' ballots must be postmarked by this date to be valid for the primary election. Ballots can be mailed or dropped off. For a list of drop-off locations, visit the website for your county. A full list of county election websites is included below.

Aug 19 Primary election results certified

The Washington Secretary of State must finalize and certify the results of the primary election by this date.

Sept. 24 Overseas and service ballots mailed for the General Election

Ballots for voters who are living overseas or serving in the armed forces must be mailed by this date.

Oct. 10 Last day to register as a new voter online or by mail

New voters who want to register online or by mail must have done so by this date. In-person registration is available until October 31. To register online visit MyVote. To see if you are eligible to vote, visit sos.wa.gov.

Oct. 21 General election ballots mailed.

Ballots must be mailed out to voters by this date for the general election on November 8.

Oct. 31 Last day to register as a new voter online or by mail

New voters must register in-person by this date. The deadline for online and mail registration was October 10. For a list of locations you can register at, visit the website for your county. A full list of county election websites is included below.

Nov. 8 General election day

Voters' ballots must be postmarked by this date to be valid for the general election. Ballots can be mailed or dropped off. For a list of drop off locations, visit the website for your county. A full list of county election websites is included below.

Dec. 8 General election results certified

The Washington Secretary of State must finalize and certify the results of the General Election by this date.


Washington State Voter Resource Links:

MyVote is the Washington State voters' portal where you can register to vote, check your registration status, update your address, download replacement ballots and view ballot measures and candidate statements.

County Voter Links

Each county website has information on individual county ballot measures, ballot drop-off locations, voter pamphlets and much more.

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