Follow live reactions of voters, candidates and campaign workers throughout the night as ballots are counted for the Aug. 2 primary election.

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Follow our live race results here. Initial election results are expected to roll in shortly after 8 p.m.


The basics:

  • For each race, the two candidates with the most votes will move on to the November general election. Votes will start to be counted Tuesday, but ballots will continue to be counted for days to come.
  • Here are 6 things to look for in Washington’s primary results.

Update, 9:45 p.m.

As Tuesday’s primary election wraps up, voters are already looking ahead to November.


Update, 9:40 p.m.

U.S. Senator Patty Murray’s Republican challenger Chris Vance will face an uphill climb in the general election. He has raised $293,000 in contributions, according to the latest federal reports. Murray has collected $11.4 million.

Republican Senate candidate Chris Vance advances to the November ballot, despite winning only 20.2 percent in King County, where he once served on the Metropolitan King County Council. (Dean Rutz)
Republican Senate candidate Chris Vance advances to the November ballot, despite winning only 20.2 percent in King County, where he once served on the Metropolitan King County Council. (Dean Rutz)

Update, 9:15 p.m.

The Secretary of State’s Office’s website shows voter turnout for Tuesday’s election is averaging less than 20 percent statewide. (Remember: Officials are still counting ballots.)

  • The last comparable elections, in 2012 and 2008, had a voter turnout that averaged 41 percent, with a general election that averaged 82 percent, according to the office.

(Burgess is referring to the new seven-year levy that will cost the owner of a $480,000 home about $122 annually.)

Meanwhile, at the state GOP party in election night in Bellevue:

“Our numbers were terrible in King County,” Vance continued. “Republicans have got to talk about kitchen table issues that matter to people.”


Update, 9 p.m.


Update, 8:15 p.m.

Results are posting.

Among them are votes in support of a new seven-year levy for for low-income housing (Proposition No. 1 on the ballot).


Update, 8:02 p.m.

The 8 p.m. deadline to drop off ballots has passed.

Partygoers in Bellevue broke out the foam tree hats that filled Twitter feeds during the Republican National Convention in Cleveland last month.


 

Update, 7:40 p.m.

Election parties are getting underway. If you’re going to one, tweet a photo with the hashtag #waelex. We’ll publish a selection here, beginning with this sweet detail from GOP HQ on the Eastside.


Update, 7:13 p.m.

Voters have a little less than an hour to get their ballots to a drop box. Walk, run, skate, drive or … take a scooter, like this voter.


Update, 7:05 p.m.

Here’s a list of six things to look for in tonight’s election results, compiled by government reporter @OlympiaJoe. (Hint: Control of the state legislature hangs in the balance.)


Update, 6:10 p.m.

Follow us all night as results roll in. We are updating key races in our live results thread and expect the first results to be released just after 8 p.m.

So far, 1 million ballots have been returned, 24 percent of registered voters, according to the Secretary of State.