One name will appear on the Nov. 5 ballot in parts of Benton and Franklin counties that wasn’t on the primary ballot.
Write-in candidate Frank Blair received enough of the vote in the Aug. 4 primary to qualify for the general election, Benton County Elections Director Stuart Holmes said. He needed 1 percent, and the 283 votes he got was good enough for about 1.5 percent.
State Rep. Terry Nealey, R-Dayton, who had no other opponents, received 18,818 votes in the primary. His district also includes Walla Walla and Columbia counties.
Three write-in candidates qualified for the general election statewide, Holmes said.
“For statewide positions, it’s a little more common,” he said. “The parties will put out people for voters to write in.”