Voters deciding school measures in Battle Ground, La Center, Green Mountain

First returns expected shortly after 8 p.m. tonight

By Tyler Graf, Columbian county government reporter



Voters today are deciding school funding measures in the Battle Ground, La Center and Green Mountain school districts.

To be valid, ballots in the all-mail vote must be postmarked on or before today, or delivered to an authorized collection location by 8 p.m.

First results should be available shortly after 8 p.m. and will be posted on the county's website and at The Columbian.

As of this morning, 19,755 ballots had been received by the county of 44,466 mailed. That's a turnout rate of 44.4 percent.

That number does not include ballots that are in the mail or, obviously, will be mailed.

At stake are a four-year maintenance and operations levy in Battle Ground; a special levy for facilities, including sports facilities, in La Center; and a levy that would buy an additional portable classroom building in tiny Green Mountain. All need a simple majority of yes votes to pass.

Ballots can be dropped off at the following locations:

  • Clark County Elections: 1408 Franklin St., Vancouver.
  • Permanent Ballot Drop Box (available 24 hours a day): West 14th and Esther Streets, Vancouver.
  • Battle Ground City Hall: 109 S.W. First St., Battle Ground.
  • Battle Ground High School: 300 W. Main St., Battle Ground.
  • Glenwood Heights Primary School: 9716 N.E. 134th St., Vancouver.
  • Pleasant Valley School: 14320 N.E. 50th Ave., Vancouver.
  • Yacolt Primary School: 406 W. Yacolt Road, Yacolt.
  • La Center Community Center: 1000 E. Fourth St., La Center.
  • Green Mountain School: 13105 N.E. Grinnell Road, Woodland.