In Our View: Remember Tuesday’s Primary

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Tuesday is the postmark deadline for the same day’s primary for about half of Clark County’s registered voters.

This is a winnowing, not an election. The top two vote-getters will advance to the Nov. 8 general election. Voters who did not receive ballots do not have any races with more than two candidates, and will make their decisions in the fall.

If you’re unsure if your ballot will be postmarked by today’s deadline, take it to one of 20 secure ballot boxes throughout the county between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. Locations are on Page 4 of the voters’ pamphlet. For more information, call the county Elections Department at 360-397-2345 or visit http://www.clarkvotes.com.

And the popular red box will collect ballots until 8 p.m. in the middle of 14th Street, one block east of Franklin Street.

The state Elections Division estimates that about 78 percent of registered voters statewide have received primary ballots. Two counties — Franklin and Wahkiakum — are not participating because they have no races with more than two candidates.