Erik Price and Indu Thomas have widened their lead over Allen Miller. Price and Miller are local attorneys; Thomas is a Thurston County court commissioner.
With 7,081 votes added to the unofficial election results Thursday, Price was leading with 34.22 percent of the vote. Thomas had 34.09 percent, and Miller had 31.68 percent.
Thurston County elections officials still have about 2,500 ballots that need checking for signatures or torn envelopes, and there are about 11,000 outstanding ballots from the military, according to Steve Homan, elections manager. Thurston County elections officials had received 818 military ballots as of Thursday.
In Superior Court judicial races, the top two vote-getters in the primary move on to the general election, unless a candidate wins with 50 percent or more of the vote. If that happens, a candidate is declared the winner.
Thomas led by Miller by 160 votes Tuesday, a number that increased to 1,084 on Thursday. If Thomas’ lead over Miller holds, she and Price will square off Nov. 6.
In the latest count, Thurston County voters are favoring Democrat Jay Inslee for governor, giving him 51.5 percent of the vote. Republican Rob McKenna is second, with 41.3 percent.
In the Thurston County commission District 1 race, Democrats Cathy Wolfe and Karen Rogers were first and second, with 32.4 percent of the vote and 29.9 percent, respectively. Both candidates in the District 2 race, Democrat Sandra Romero and Republican Andrew Barkis, will advance automatically to the election. Romero has 53 percent of the vote; Barkis has 47 percent.
Staff writers Jerre Redecker, Jeremy Pawloski and Brian Sandford contributed to this report.