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Ballot return passes 50 percent of all eligible Clark County voters

By , Columbian staff writer

More than half of Clark County’s registered voters have cast their ballots ahead of the Nov. 3 election.

According to the latest round of daily return numbers published by the Clark County Elections Office, voter turnout is 53.52 percent as of 10 a.m. Wednesday.

With six days before the election, 173,101 ballots have been cast. That’s historic — by this point in the 2016 election, for example, fewer than 105,000 voters had returned ballots.

Daily turnout numbers are holding fairly consistent. There was an initial surge in ballot returns after they were first mailed on Oct. 16, but returns have been steady since Oct. 22, hovering around 15,000 ballots per day.

The deadline to register online or via mail has passed, but Clark County residents can still register to vote in-person by visiting the county elections office, 1408 Franklin St. in Vancouver, up to 8 p.m. on Election Day.