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Clark County voters, have you received your ballots?

If not, take steps outlined so you can vote in Aug. 3 primary

By , Columbian staff writer
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Local voters should have received their ballots for the Aug. 3 primary election by now, according to the Clark County Elections Office.

Ballots were mailed on Friday and should have arrived in mailboxes no later than Wednesday.

The 2021 primary includes the following jurisdictions:

  • Vancouver
  • Washougal
  • La Center
  • Yacolt
  • Camas Ward 1
  • Camas Ward 3
  • Clark Regional Wastewater District
  • Battle Ground Public Schools No. 119
  • Evergreen Public Schools No. 114
  • Hockinson School District No. 98
  • Vancouver Public Schools No. 37
  • Fire Protection District No. 5
  • Clark County Emergency Medical Service District No. 1

Any voters who live in those jurisdictions and are still missing their ballots have a few options.

Until July 27, those with a valid Washington driver’s license or state-issued identification card can register to vote or change their address online, at voter.votewa.gov. The same deadline applies to registering or updating information via mail — a printed voter registration form is available at public libraries and schools, City Hall or any vehicle licensing agency. Voters can also download and print the form from the Washington Secretary of State’s website.

Between July 27 and Aug. 3, new voter registrations will only be accepted in-person at the Clark County Elections Office, 1408 Franklin St., Vancouver. The office is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The 22 ballot drop boxes located around the county opened on Friday. They can be found at:

  • Clark College, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver (by Penguin Building, near flagpole, walk-up only)
  • Clark Public Utilities Operations Center, 8600 N.E. 117th Ave., Vancouver (southeast parking lot)
  • Downtown Vancouver, West 14th and Esther streets
  • Fisher’s Landing Transit Center, 3510 S.E. 164th Ave., Vancouver
  • 99th Street Transit Center, 9700 N.E. Seventh Ave., Hazel Dell (between 94th and 99th streets)
  • Pioneer Elementary/Frontier Middle schools, 7600 N.E. 166th Ave., Vancouver (parking lot between the two schools)
  • Shahala Middle School, 601 S.E. 192nd Ave., Vancouver (near flagpole)
  • Thomas Jefferson Middle School, 3000 N.W. 119th St., Felida (parking lot)
  • Vancouver Mall parking lot, southeast of Macy’s near the C-Tran Vine station
  • WSU Vancouver, 14204 N.E. Salmon Creek Ave., Salmon Creek (WSU Entrance Road entering from Northeast Salmon Creek Avenue, turn right at the first street into the south parking lot)
  • Amboy Middle School, 22115 N.E. Chelatchie Road (west parking lot)
  • Battle Ground City Hall parking lot, 109 S.W. First St.
  • Hockinson Middle School (old school), 15916 N.E. 182nd Ave., Brush Prairie (parking lot)
  • Camas Washougal Municipal Court, 89 C St., Washougal
  • Camas Post Office, 440 N.E. Fifth Ave.
  • La Center, 1001 E. Fourth St. (west end of parking lot)
  • Ridgefield, Pioneer Street exit, east of Interstate 5, at the end of North First Circle, in the middle of the cul-de-sac
  • Ridgefield School District Administrative Office, 510 Pioneer St. (walk-up only)
  • Washougal Community Library, 1661 C St. (walk-up only)
  • Yacolt Primary School, 507 W. Yacolt Road (south parking lot)
  • Brush Prairie Post Office, 12012 N.E. 150th Circle
  • Cascade Park postal facility, 13651 N.E. Fourth St., next to the blue mailboxes.

So far 9,038 Clark County residents had voted in the primary as of Wednesday, amounting to an early turnout of 3.22 percent. Historically, local voter turnout in odd-year primaries has hovered around 20 to 25 percent.

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