Several primaries are being decided Tuesday. Here’s when we might know results.

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Several primaries are being decided Tuesday. Here’s when we might know results.

Aug. 2, 2022, 7:01 p.m. ETAug. 2, 2022Aug. 2, 2022

Alyce McFadden

Poll workers collect primary election ballots in Olathe, Kan., last week.
Poll workers collect primary election ballots in Olathe, Kan., last week.Credit…Chase Castor for The New York Times
Poll workers collect primary election ballots in Olathe, Kan., last week.

Results from Tuesday’s elections are some of the most hotly anticipated of the midterm season, with two battleground states among the five hosting major primary contests, a spate of Trump-backed election deniers seeking their party’s nominations and the first post-Roe vote on abortion happening in Kansas.

So pour a cup of coffee if you need to — this could go late.

In Arizona and Washington State, the first results won’t be reported until at least 11 p.m. Eastern time (8 p.m. in those states). Both have contests worth staying up for: Former President Donald J. Trump has endorsed several election deniers seeking top offices in Arizona, and in Washington, he has backed Republicans running to unseat two House members, Jaime Herrera Beutler and Dan Newhouse, who voted in favor of his impeachment.

Much of Arizona does not observe Daylight Saving Time, putting it three hours behind East Coast clocks. An Arizona law intended to prevent voters still in line at polling places when they close from being influenced by early results will push the release of vote totals back even further. Legally, the first batch of unofficial results cannot be published until an hour after the last polls close at 10 p.m. Eastern time. (The polls on the Navajo reservation, which does observe Daylight Saving Time, will close an hour earlier, at 9 p.m. Eastern.)

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But Arizona does let officials start tabulating results before Election Day for ballots that were cast during early voting. Since a majority of Arizona voters vote by mail, a significant portion of the vote may be available when that first batch of results is released.

Maricopa County, which encompasses the city of Phoenix and is home to more than 60 percent of Arizona residents, will be crucial to the timing of results. All ballots cast in person there should be counted by 4 a.m. Eastern time (1 a.m. local time), Scott Jarrett, the county’s director of elections, said during an open meeting with Arizona’s Citizens Clean Elections Commission last week.

While the Trump wing of the Republican Party flexed its muscle, voters in deep-red Kansas delivered a loud warning to the G.O.P. on abortion rights.

Mr. Jarrett told the commission that he thought in-person voting would increase substantially from 2020, when fear of Covid-19 led many to vote by mail. County officials do not expect that increase to cause tabulation delays.

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Washington will also release its first round of results shortly after 11 p.m. Eastern time (8 p.m. Pacific time), which is the deadline for voters to return their ballots to drop boxes — and when polls close for in-person voting, though nearly all voters in Washington vote by mail unless they need assistance.

According to Stephen Ohlemacher, the election decision editor for The Associated Press, Washington has p

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