YAKIMA, Wash. -- Ballots for the state partisan primary election will start being sent out on Wednesday.
For the first time, Washington voters will use the Top 2 system to decide who will move on to the general election in November.
The system allows voters to pick their two favorite candidates regardless of their party. If you have another candidate in mind that is not on the ballot, there will still be a write-in space on the ballot.
Also, you do not have to declare a party affiliation in order to vote.
All ballots must be postmarked, or dropped off at a designated location by 8 p.m. on August 19th.
In Yakima, the primary will the cut the number of candidates running for the 14th Legislative District seat from six to two.