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2020 Census and Redistricting Timeline

July 2018

Local address verification and geocoding.

October 2018

Census communication program launched. Census Website

January 2019

Census opens Seattle field office (E. Marginal Way).

August 2019

Census opens 208 additional area offices. (Tacoma's office will be opened.)

October 2019

Verify and submit transitory addresses and new construction.

November 2019

Selective targeted rural canvassing (Rural addresses with no home delivery).

March 23, 2020

Census internet self-response begins.

Spring 2020

Presidential Primary Election (Fourth Tuesday in May or TBD: RCW 29A.56.020).

April 1, 2020

Census Day (The official date for the 2020 US Census. Since 1930, Census Day has been April 1).

May 2020

Census nonresponse follow-up begins.

August 4, 2020

Primary Election (First Tuesday of preceding August RCW 29A.04.311).

August 2020

Census in-field address canvassing.

November 3, 2020

General Election (First Tuesday after the first Monday in November RCW 29A.04.321).

December 31, 2020

Census delivers apportionment counts to the President.

March 31, 2021

Census delivers redistricting summary files to the state. P.L. 94-171

April/May 2021

State redistricting commission forwards census information to local districts (Within 45 days of receipt of census information RCW 29A.76.010).

August 3, 2021

Primary Election. RCW 29A.04.311

November 2, 2021

General Election. RCW 29A.04.321

Dec. 2021/Jan. 2022

Local districts prepare redistricting plans and provide to County Auditor (No later than 8 months after receipt of census information). RCW 29A.76.010RCW 29A.76.020

Jan/Feb 2022

Congressional 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, 2022

Special Election Date (Second Tuesday in February RCW 29A.04.321).

Spring 2022

County Auditor adjusts and draws new precinct lines (Precincts based on census population and district boundaries).

April 2022

Precinct boundaries approved by County Council (No later than 14 days prior to first day of filing RCW 29A.16.040).

April 26, 2022

Special Election Date (Fourth Tuesday in April RCW 29A.04.321).

Apr/May 2022

New precincts implemented. Voters notified. RCW 29A.16.070

May 16-20, 2022

Candidate Filing Week (Beginning the Monday two weeks before Memorial Day RCW 29A.24.050).

August 2, 2022

Primary Election (First Election with new precincts and districts RCW 29A.04.311).

November 8, 2022

General Election. RCW 29A.04.321

Pierce County Districts Subject to Redistricting
  • Congressional
  • Legislative
  • County Council
  • Cities and Towns (Tacoma and Puyallup)
  • School Districts (12 of 17)