In our view: Ballots Mailed
Election Season is under way; plenty of information resources are available
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Remember Election Day? For that matter, remember the Edsel? Both are relics in history’s dustbin. These days we’ve got Election Season, and it’s officially under way now that voters are receiving ballots by mail.
In Clark County, 226,302 ballots were mailed Wednesday, presenting an interesting array of races ranging in marquee appeal from state legislator to commissioners of cemetery and recreation districts. All but the state legislators’ races are nonpartisan races, with no political party affiliation declared. Important statewide and local ballot measures also are presented to voters.
If you haven’t received your ballot by Wednesday, call the Elections Department, 360-397-2345.
For an online local and statewide Voters Pamphlet, visit http://clarkvotes.com. Here is a review of endorsements The Columbian has made since Oct. 9. For full editorials, visit http://columbian.com/opinion.
49th District state representative — Democratic appointee Sharon Wylie.
Proposition 1 for preserving C-Tran services — Yes.
Vancouver City Council — Incumbent Bart Hansen for Pos. 4; incumbent Larry Smith for Pos. 5; Anne McEnerny-Ogle for Pos. 6.
Vancouver school board — Incumbent Dale Rice for Pos. 1; incumbent Edri Geiger for Pos. 4.
Camas-Washougal Port Commissioner — Incumbent Bill Ward.
Statewide initiatives — No on I-1125, No on I-1163, Yes on I-1183.
Statewide Senate Joint Resolutions — Yes on both SJR 8205 and SJR 8206.