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2020 Census and Redistricting Timeline

Table Key:

Light Blue = Census Dates
Light Red = Election Dates
Light Purple = Redistricting Dates

July 2018Local address verification &

October 2018Census communication program launched.https://www.census.gov/ 
March 2019Census opens 40 area offices.
August 2019Census opens 208 additional
area offices.

October 2019Verify & submit transitory addresses and new construction.
November 2019Selective targeted rural canvassing.Rural addresses with no home delivery.
March 2020Census internet self‐response begins.
Spring 2020Presidential Primary ElectionFourth Tuesday in May or TBD.
RCW 29A.56.020
April 1, 2020Census DayThe official date for the 2020 US Census. Since 1930, Census Day has been April 1.
May 2020Census nonresponse follow‐up

August 4, 2020Primary ElectionFirst Tuesday of preceding August.
RCW 29A.04.311
August 2020Census in‐field address canvassing.
November 3, 2020General ElectionFirst Tuesday after the first Monday in
November. RCW 29A.04.321
December 31, 2020Census delivers apportionment counts to the President.
March 31, 2021Census delivers redistricting summary files to the state.P.L. 94‐171
April/May 2021State redistricting commission forwards census information to local districts.Within 45 days of receipt of census
information. RCW 29A.76.010
August 3, 2021Primary ElectionRCW 29A.04.311
November 2, 2021General ElectionRCW 29A.04.321
Dec. 2021/Jan. 2022Local districts prepare redistricting plans and provide to County Auditor.No later than 8 months after receipt of census information.
RCW 29A.76.010 RCW 29A.76.020
Jan./Feb. 2022Congressional and Legislative Districts final.Commission to submit to Legislature by Nov. 15. Legislature shall have next 30 days during a regular or special section to amend. Two thirds of members to amend. Amendment may not include more than 2% of population of a legislative or congressional district.
RCW 44.05.100 Article II Sec 43
February 8, 2022Special Election DateSecond Tuesday in February.
RCW 29A.04.321
Spring 2022County Auditor adjusts and draws new precinct lines.Precincts based on census population and district boundaries.
April 2022Precinct boundaries approved by County Council.No later than 14 days prior to first day of filing. RCW 29A.16.040
April 26, 2022Special Election DateFourth Tuesday in April.
RCW 29A.04.321
Apr./May 2022New precincts implemented. Voters notified.RCW 29A.16.070
May 16-20, 2022Candidate Filing WeekBeginning the Monday two weeks before Memorial Day. RCW 29A.24.050
August 2, 2022Primary ElectionFirst Election with new precincts and districts. RCW 29A.04.311
November 8, 2022General ElectionRCW 29A.04.321
Pierce County Districts Subject to Redistricting
  • Congressional
  • Legislative
  • County Council
  • Cities and Towns (Tacoma and Puyallup)
  • School Districts (12 of 17)