If history is any gauge, voter turnout for Washington state’s Aug. 4 primary will be underwhelming, especially in this unprecedented COVID-19 era. In 2016, just 35% of registered voters cast a ballot in Washington’s primary.
Here are a couple of reminders about the primary. Under Washington’s top-two primary system, the two candidates with the most votes move onto the general election, even if they’re from the same party.
Also, Washington is a vote-by-mail state and ballots are due by 8 p.m. Aug. 4, primary day.
Here’s a look at all the AAPI candidates who filed for races.
Congressional District 7, U.S. Representative
Chirayu Avinash Patel
Legislative District 11, State Senator
Legislative District 32, State Representative Pos. 1
Legislative District 33, State Representative Pos. 2
Mia Su-Ling Gregerson
Legislative District 37, State Representative Pos. 1
Sharon Tomiko Santos
Legislative District 41, State Representative Pos. 2
Legislative District 48, State Representative Pos. 1
1st Legislative District, State Representative
If there are any AAPI candidates we missed, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.