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PASCO, Wash. -Election workers have determined which order the candidates' names will appear on the ballot in the August primary.

Franklin County Auditor Matt Beaton Monday picked ping-pong balls from a red, white and blue basket. Beaton says the lot drawing prevents any perception of favoritism.

"Historically, there is a belief that your position on the ballot may have an impact on the voting, so here's a way to make it random and fair."

You can see the results of the lot drawings of Benton and Franklin Counties by clicking on the Newslinks tab on our home page.