Vote by mail in Washington is the one constant amid COVID-19

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Voters in vote-by-mail Washington state have had their ballots for Tuesday’s primary for weeks. And they have quite a bit to decide as they narrow down the candidates in an election where the top two vote getters advance to the November election, regardless of party. Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee, who is seeking a rare third term, has drawn 35 opponents. An open lieutenant governor’s seat has drawn 11 candidates. And an open seat in the 10th Congressional District has drawn 19 candidates. Results may take days to come in as the ballots, which must be postmarked or deposited in local drop boxes by Tuesday, arrive in elections offices throughout the week.