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Primary election underway

Ballots will be mailed this week


Last updated 7/20/2020 at 4:09pm

Jamie Henneman | The Times

Elections counting board member Dale Vaughan sorts primary election ballots in preparation for the Aug. 4 primary election.

DAVENPORT – Ballots for the Aug. 4 primary election are set to be mailed out to the 7,548 registered voters in Lincoln County this week in preparation for what

Auditor Shelly Johnston called a "nominating" election.

"This is an election that essentially winnows down the number of candidates for the offices that are open," Johnston explained.

Washington State has a "top two" primary system that allows the top-two vote getters, regardless of party, to advance to the general election. For the 2020 election, that means the field of candidates for U.S. Fifth District Congressional representati...

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