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Races
Governor, State of Washington
U.S. Representative, Congressional District 5
U.S. Senator, State of Washington
County Commissioner, Dist. 2, Spokane County
County Commissioner, Dist. 1, Spokane County
State Representative, Pos. 1, Legislative District 3 (central Spokane)
State Representative, Pos. 2, Legislative District 3 (central Spokane)
State Senator, Legislative District 3 (central Spokane)
State Representative, Pos. 1, Legislative District 4 (Spokane Valley)
State Representative, Pos. 2, Legislative District 4 (Spokane Valley)
State Senator, Legislative District 4 (Spokane Valley)
State Representative, Pos. 1, Legislative District 6 (West Plains and western Spokane)
State Representative, Pos. 2, Legislative District 6 (West Plains and western Spokane)
State Representative, Pos. 1, Legislative District 7 (Northeastern Washington)
State Representative, Pos. 2, Legislative District 7 (Northeastern Washington)
State Representative, Pos. 1, Legislative District 9 (Southeastern Washington)
State Representative, Pos. 2, Legislative District 9 (Southeastern Washington)
State Senator, Legislative District 9 (Southeastern Washington)
Attorney General, State of Washington
Commissioner of Public Lands, State of Washington
Insurance Commissioner, State of Washington
Lt. Governor, State of Washington
Secretary of State, State of Washington
State Auditor, State of Washington
State Treasurer, State of Washington
Superintendent of Public Instruction, State of Washington
Supreme Court Pos. 2, State of Washington
Supreme Court Pos. 8, State of Washington
Supreme Court Pos. 9, State of Washington
Measures
Cheney Prop. 1
Cheney Prop. 2
Fire District 9, Prop. 1
Spokane Valley Fire Dept., Prop. 1

About the results: Primary elections in the state of Washington utilize a “Top 2” election system. The two candidates who receive the most votes in the Primary advance to the General Election, regardless of their party preference. Both “winning” candidates (and uncontested candidates) for a given race are denoted with green checkmark in the Spokesman-Review Election Center results. (Judicial races are an exception to this rule; see below.)

Supreme Court races: As per Washington election law, a judicial candidate who receives more than half of the votes in a primary election wins the seat and does not have to run in the November general election. A judicial race between only two candidates will therefore decide that race. If a candidate in a race of three or more people wins with over 50% of the vote, they will win the seat; otherwise, the top two candidates will advance to the November general election.



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