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When are special elections held?

A county legislative authority may call a special county election by presenting a resolution to the county auditor prior to the proposed election date. The special election is then held on one of the following dates, determined by the governing body:

  • 2nd Tuesday in February;
  • 4th Tuesday in April;
  • The day of the primary as specified by RCW 29A.04.311; or
  • 1st Tuesday after the 1st Monday in November.

See also RCW 29A.04.321RCW 29A.04.330