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Benton requests partial recount in Clark County Council District 5 race

December 2, 2022, 4:57pm Clark County News

Former state Sen. Don Benton isn’t ready give up on his bid for the Clark County Council just yet. Earlier this week, Benton formally requested a partial recount in the… Read story

Joe Kent to request machine recount in 3rd District race

December 2, 2022, 4:05pm Clark County Politics

Republican Joe Kent’s campaign announced Friday it intends to request a machine recount of all counties within Washington’s 3rd Congressional District. Read story

Here’s recap of recommendations; please vote

Whether you filled out and turned in your ballot two weeks ago or are waiting until the final days, your vote counts the same. It…

Perez clear choice for 3rd Congressional District

Because of her thoughtfulness, transparency, demeanor and long history in Southwest Washington, Democrat Marie Gluesenkamp Perez is the best candidate to represent the region in…

Hobbs stronger choice for secretary of state

Washington voters have a difficult choice between two strong candidates for secretary of state. The Columbian’s Editorial Board recommends that Democrat Steve Hobbs remain in…

Patty Murray best choice for U.S. Senate

During three decades in the U.S. Senate, Democrat Patty Murray has effectively represented the values and interests of Washingtonians. Without the bombast of some of…
County Auditor Greg Kimsey, left, swears in new District 5 Councilor Sue Marshall at the Clark County Elections Office on Wednesday.

Marshall sworn into Clark County Council weeks earlier than expected

County Auditor Greg Kimsey, left, swears in new District 5 Councilor Sue Marshall at the Clark County Elections Office on Wednesday.

November 30, 2022, 5:17pm Clark County News

Newly elected Clark County Councilor Sue Marshall is ready to get work. But Marshall began her term as the District 5 representative a little sooner than she and others expected. Read story

Republican candidate for Washington’s 3rd Congressional District Joe Kent, left, answers a question on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, during a debate at the Vancouver Community Library.

Joe Kent plans to pay for recount in 3rd Congressional District race

Republican candidate for Washington’s 3rd Congressional District Joe Kent, left, answers a question on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, during a debate at the Vancouver Community Library.

November 30, 2022, 9:16am Clark County News

It’s official: Joe Kent will file for an official recount for Washington’s 3rd Congressional District race, which he lost to fellow political newcomer Marie Gluesenkamp Perez. Read story

Rep.-elect Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, D-Wash., joins new members of the House of Representatives on the steps of the Capitol for a group photo, in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022. (AP Photo/J.

Final results show Perez beat Kent by 2,629 votes in 3rd Congressional District race

Rep.-elect Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, D-Wash., joins new members of the House of Representatives on the steps of the Capitol for a group photo, in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022. (AP Photo/J.

November 29, 2022, 6:07pm Clark County News

Counties’ final election results are in and maintain that Democrat Marie Gluesenkamp Perez will represent Washington’s 3rd Congressional District, despite Republican Joe Kent’s efforts to remedy his loss through ballot curing. Read story

Clark County Elections Director Cathie Garber hands challenged ballots to Canvassing Board member Amanda Migchelbrink for one last review before the 2022 general election results are certified Tuesday.

Clark County November election results certified

Clark County Elections Director Cathie Garber hands challenged ballots to Canvassing Board member Amanda Migchelbrink for one last review before the 2022 general election results are certified Tuesday.

November 29, 2022, 5:58pm Clark County News

Clark County’s 2022 election results are on the books as the county’s canvassing board met for the final time Tuesday to certify the November general election results. Read story

FILE - Washington Secretary of State Steve Hobbs, a Democrat, poses for a photo before taking part in a debate, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022, in Olympia, Wash. Washington voters will soon decide whether to elect their first Democratic secretary of state in six decades or, instead, send a long-time county auditor to be the state's first nonpartisan chief elections officer. Republicans were shut out of the state's top two primary in August, which sent Hobbs and nonpartisan Pierce County Auditor Julie Anderson to the general election. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Washington’s voter turnout down from last midterm

FILE - Washington Secretary of State Steve Hobbs, a Democrat, poses for a photo before taking part in a debate, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022, in Olympia, Wash. Washington voters will soon decide whether to elect their first Democratic secretary of state in six decades or, instead, send a long-time county auditor to be the state's first nonpartisan chief elections officer. Republicans were shut out of the state's top two primary in August, which sent Hobbs and nonpartisan Pierce County Auditor Julie Anderson to the general election. (AP Photo/Ted S.

November 25, 2022, 6:37pm Election

Washington makes voting easy as pie. Every registered voter gets a ballot mailed to them. Sending them ba ck is free. You can even register and vote on Election Day. Read story

Ballots are prepared to be sent through a scanner on Election Day at the King County Elections headquarters, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Renton, Wash.

Lawsuit seeks to stop disqualification of Washington ballots for signature mismatches

Ballots are prepared to be sent through a scanner on Election Day at the King County Elections headquarters, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Renton, Wash.

November 24, 2022, 3:44pm Election

During every election in Washington, tens of thousands of ballots are rejected because ballot envelope signatures are flagged as not matching how they’ve looked in the past. Read story

Rep.-elect Marie Glusenkamp Perez, D-Wash., joins new members of the House of Representatives on the steps of the Capitol for a group photo Nov. 15, in Washington. (J.

Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, not Dems, credited with 3rd District victory

Rep.-elect Marie Glusenkamp Perez, D-Wash., joins new members of the House of Representatives on the steps of the Capitol for a group photo Nov. 15, in Washington. (J.

November 22, 2022, 4:57pm Clark County News

Turnout gaps. Extremist positions. Mass appeals to moderate voters. Read story

Washington State Capitol complex in Olympia.

Republicans hit blue wall in Washington: Meet your new state Legislature

Washington State Capitol complex in Olympia.

November 21, 2022, 10:25am Clark County Politics

Republicans hit a blue wall in the Washington state Legislature election this month, repulsed by Democrats who continue to build power in Olympia. Read story