Washington lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2012
The Washington lieutenant gubernatorial election will take place on November 6, 2012. Primaries are scheduled for August 7, 2012. Election day polling hours are from 7 am until 8 pm. Washington has a "Top 2" primary system, also known as a blanket primary, in which all candidates run in one race, regardless of party affiliation. Candidates may indicate which party they prefer, but their preference "does not imply that the candidate is nominated or endorsed by the party, or that the party approves of or associates with that candidate." The two candidates who receive the most votes then advance to the general election.
- Administrative deadlines are at close of business (5:00) unless otherwise noted.
|May 14 - May 18||Candidate filing period|
|July 9||Last day for mail-in and online voter registrations for the primary|
|Aug. 7||Primary election|
|Aug. 28||Primary results certified|
|Oct. 8||Last day for mail-in and online voter registrations for the general election|
|Nov. 6||General election|
Candidates are listed in the order in which they will appear on the ballot, according to Washington's lot draw system.