Eastside Census 2020 timeline

2020 US Census Timeline

Prepared by the Pierce County Auditor’s Office August 1, 2018

Census Dates

Election Dates

Redistricting Dates

July 2018

Local address verification & geocoding

October 2018

Census communication program launched


March 2019

Census opens 40 area offices

August 2019

Census opens 208 additional area offices

October 2019

Verify & submit transitory addresses and new

November 2019

Selective targeted rural canvassing

Rural addresses with no home delivery

March 2020

Census internet self‐response begins

Spring 2020

Presidential Primary Election

Fourth Tuesday in May or TBD RCW

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

RCW 29A.76.010 RCW

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. Twothirds of members to amend. Amendment may
not include more than 2% of population of a legislative or congressional

RCW 44.05.100 Article II
Sec 43

February 8, 2022

Special Election Date

Second Tuesday in February RCW

Spring 2022

County Auditor adjusts and draws new precinct lines

Precincts based on census population and district

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

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