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Filing week is set for Clark County offices

More than 70 positions to appear on ballot in August, November elections

By Shari Phiel, Columbian staff writer
Published: May 14, 2023, 6:05am

Filing week for local offices on the Aug. 1 primary and Nov. 7 general election ballots begins Monday. With more than 70 elected offices, school board seats, fire commissioners and more up for grabs in the 2023 elections, Clark County Auditor Greg Kimsey is expecting a busy week.

“There’s a lot of them,” Kimsey said. “We think the vast majority of people will file their declaration of candidacy online.”

Kimsey said he hasn’t officially heard from anyone planning to run for office, but he had no doubt they will start arriving Monday. The office typically sees a rush of filings on the first day of filing week, Kimsey said, and again on the last day of filing week, with a few trickling in during the interim.

As for projections about voter turnout, Kimsey said odd-year elections tend to draw far fewer voters.

“We are predicting a turnout for the primary of 25-30 percent,” he said Thursday.

The deadline for cities, school districts and others to put a levy, bond or tax measure on the August primary ballot was Friday. According to Kimsey, only one district has submitted a measure, Clark County Fire District 3’s levy lid lift.

Here’s a rundown of all the open offices.

Cities

Battle Ground: Three of seven council seats — positions 2, 3 and 7.

Camas: Mayor and four of the city’s seven council seats — Ward 1 Position 1, Ward 2 Position 1, Ward 3 Position 1 and At-Large.

La Center: Mayor and two of the five city council seats — positions 4 and 5.

Ridgefield: Five city council seats — positions 2, 3, 4, 5 and 7.

Vancouver: Three city council seats — positions 4, 5 and 6.

Washougal: Six of the city’s seven council seats — position 1 (mayor) and positions 2, 3, 4, 5 and 7.

Woodland: Mayor and five city council seats — positions 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7.

Yacolt: Mayor and four city council seats — positions 1, 2, 4 and 5.

Schools

Battle Ground Public Schools: Two board of directors seats — district 2 and 4.

Camas School District: Three board of directors seats — districts 3, 4 and 5.

Evergreen Public Schools: Three board of directors seats — districts 2, 3 and 4.

Green Mountain School District: Three board of directors seats — positions 1, 4 and 5.

Hockinson School District: Three board of directors seats — districts 3, 4 and 5.

La Center School District: Four board of directors seats — districts 1, 2, 4 and 5.

Mount Pleasant School District: Four board of directors seats — districts 1, 3, 4 and 5.

Ridgefield School District: Three board of directors seats — districts 2, 3 and 5.

Vancouver Public Schools: Three board of directors seats — positions 1, 4 and 5.

Washougal School District: Three board of directors seats — district 1, 2 and 4.

Woodland Public Schools: Three board of directors seats — districts 1, 2 and 3.

Fire

Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue: Commissioner positions 2 and 3.

East County Fire and Rescue: Commissioner positions 1 and 4.

Clark County Fire District 3: Commissioner positions 2 and 3.

Clark County Fire District 5: Commissioner Position 1.

Clark County Fire District 6: Commissioner Position 1.

Clark County Fire District 10: Commissioner Position 3.

Clark County Fire District 13: Commissioner Position 3.

Other

Clark County Cemetery District 1: Commissioner Position 1.

Clark County Cemetery District 4: Commissioner Position 3.

Clark County Cemetery District 5: Commissioner Position 1.

Clark County Cemetery District 6: Commissioner Position 1

Clark County Superior Court: Department 10 Judge.

Clark Regional Wastewater District: Commissioner Position 3.

Camas-Washougal Port District: Commissioner District 2.

Ridgefield Port District: Commissioner District 1.

Vancouver Port District: Commissioner District 1.

Woodland Swim Pool: Positions 1, 2, 3 and 4.

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