Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

AGO 1958 NO. 217 > Aug 25 1958

1.  A city of the first class newly incorporated from previously unincorporated territory may validly provide in its city charter for partisan elections, regardless of whether the city adopted a council-manager form of government.  2.  Political parties represented at such partisan primary elections are those whose candidates received ten per cent of the total vote cast at the last preceding general election in the state.