In Our View: Voters, don’t forget Aug. 16 primary



About half of Clark County’s registered voters have received ballots for the Aug. 16 primary. In other local voting districts, no primary races are needed.

Voters will advance the top two candidates in each race to the Nov. 8 general election. The primary includes races for city council, school board, port, fire district and other areas of public service. As of Thursday, 17,974 ballots had been received at the county elections office. That’s 15.8 percent of the 113,096 ballots that were mailed. The projected turnout is 25 percent.

Most ballots will be received by mail, but another convenient way to vote is using the red collection box in the center of 14th Street, one block east of Franklin Street. Next Tuesday, ballots can be dropped off at 20 secure ballot boxes throughout the county. Locations are on Page 4 of the voters’ pamphlet. For more information, call the Elections Department: 360-397-2345 or visit