It’s not yet Election Day, but the number of people who have already cast their ballots in Clark County has surpassed the total sum of voters in the 2016 election.
As of Monday morning, 228,831 people have voted in the Nov. 3 election, the Clark County Elections Office reports. By the time the 2016 election was over, 210,760 people had voted.
The latest tally brings the county’s voter turnout up to 70.64 percent, a result of unprecedented early ballot returns.
The region is also adding new voters to its rolls — more than 50,000 people have registered to vote since the last presidential election. A surge of those new voters are recent, including 20,136 who registered to vote since the August primary.
If you’ve already returned your ballot, you can check its status by visiting voter.votewa.gov, logging into the voter portal with your name and birthday and clicking on the “Ballot Status” link on the far left side of the page.
For those who still need to register to vote: Registration remains open in-person at the Clark County Elections Office, located at 1408 Franklin St. in Vancouver, through 8 p.m. tomorrow.