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Voter turnout continues to surge in Clark County

By Jack Heffernan, Columbian county government and small cities reporter
Published: October 29, 2020, 11:31am

Voter turnout has reached nearly 58 percent in Clark County, continuing a steady climb ahead of the Nov. 3 general election.

The Clark County Elections Office on Thursday morning collected an additional 14,305 general election ballots. Out of 323,573 registered voters in the county, 187,406 have voted.

County elections officials have predicted an historic turnout near 90 percent.

In the November 2016 general election, 210,760 people voted. If the pace of returned ballots in the past week — roughly 15,000 per day — continues, the 2020 general election total could surpass the 2016 figure over the weekend.

Clark County residents can register to vote until 8 p.m. on Election Day. While the deadline to register online or via mail has passed, registration is available in-person at the elections office, 1408 Franklin St. in Vancouver.

According to the Washington Secretary of State’s office, some 2.76 million ballots — out of 4.87 million registered voters statewide — have returned ballots, for a 56.7 percent turnout.

Columbian county government and small cities reporter