VANCOUVER, Wash. — Washington's 2022 Primary Election is here, and the first round of results were posted shortly after the ballot drop off deadline at 8 p.m. Tuesday night.
KGW has you covered on the top races for Southwest Washington. The results below are not final; ballots will continue to be counted and this story will be updated as additional results come in.
Oregon held its own primary election back on May 17.
Unlike Oregon's closed primaries, Washington uses a "top two" open primary format, which means candidates from all political parties compete in single contests for each elected position and the top two vote-getters advance to what is essentially a runoff in the general election in November.
The runoff doesn't have to be between a Democrat and a Republican — under the top two format, two candidates from the same party could potentially come out on top in the primary and take both slots on the November ballot.
Washington's 3rd Congressional District
- Marie Gluesenkamp Perez (called by AP)
Only one of Washington's two U.S. Senate seats is on the ballot this year. The other will next appear on the ballot in 2024.
Washington Secretary of State
Washington State House of Representatives
Each district elects two Representatives to the Washington State House, meaning there are two positions on the ballot for each district, with separate races.
Clark County Council terms are staggered, with Districts 1, 2 and 5 appearing on the ballot in midterm election years and Districts 3 and 4 appearing on the ballot in presidential election years.