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5 percent of Clark County voters have cast ballots

October 19, 2020, 5:57pm Clark County News

Nearly 5 percent of registered voters in Clark County have already cast their ballots for the Nov. 3 general election, significantly outpacing figures from the previous presidential election cycles. Read story

Candidates for Washington Commissioner of Public Lands disagree on wildfire strategiesvideo icon

October 18, 2020, 6:01am Clark County News

Wildfires dominated the debate between the two candidates for Washington state Commissioner of Public Lands, as each painted opposing visions for what the office ought to do in order to… Read story

2020 Election

Election Day is Nov. 3. Initial voting tallies for Clark County will be available about 8:30 p.m.

Military/overseas ballots mailed: Sept. 18

Deadline to update existing registration online: Oct. 26

Deadline to update existing registration in person: Nov. 3

Ballots mailed: Oct. 16

Election Day: Nov. 3

Deadline to return a ballot through the mail: Postmarked by Nov. 3

Deadline to return a ballot through a dropbox: 8 p.m. Nov. 3

Election Certification: Nov. 24

More information: Clark County Elections Office

November 3, 2020 sample ballot View

Vancouver resident Sharon Grammar, right, drops off her ballot while elections worker John Waterbury collects ballots from an official ballot drop box near the Clark County Elections Office in downtown Vancouver on Saturday morning.

Elections workers collect first batch of ballots from Clark County drop boxes

Vancouver resident Sharon Grammar, right, drops off her ballot while elections worker John Waterbury collects ballots from an official ballot drop box near the Clark County Elections Office in downtown Vancouver on Saturday morning.

October 17, 2020, 6:34pm Clark County News

Clark County Elections Office worker John Waterbury unlocked the ballot drop box at West 14th and Esther streets and murmured: "Wow." Read story

Daniel Smith, left, a candidate for the 17th District Senate seat in the Legislature, and Gov.

Gov. Inslee campaigns for Daniel Smith’s bid in 17th Legislative District

Daniel Smith, left, a candidate for the 17th District Senate seat in the Legislature, and Gov.

October 17, 2020, 5:33pm Clark County News

Gov. Jay Inslee and political newcomer Daniel Smith held a Facebook live event Saturday morning touting Smith’s campaign for senator in the 17th Legislative District. Read story

Washougal City Hall (Amanda Cowan/The Columbian)

Washougal levy for firefighting up for renewal

Washougal City Hall (Amanda Cowan/The Columbian)

October 16, 2020, 3:01pm Clark County News

Washougal voters will decide on Nov. 3 whether to renew a six-year property tax levy for its share of the funding for the Camas-Washougal Fire Department. Read story

Rick Romero of Send It Direct Mail in Portland helps prepare election ballots for Clark County prior to the 2018 general election.

Ballots for high-stakes election being mailed to Clark County voters

Rick Romero of Send It Direct Mail in Portland helps prepare election ballots for Clark County prior to the 2018 general election.

October 16, 2020, 6:00am Clark County News

Ballots for the upcoming general election — widely regarded as the most consequential U.S. election in a generation — are being mailed to Clark County voters today. Read story

Washington 17th District Senate candidates meet with The Columbian's Editorial Board Video
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Washington 49th District Senate candidates meet with The Columbian's Editorial Board Video
18th District Position 1 candidates meet with The Columbian's Editorial Board Video
Monica Marchetti, a candidate for Washington state Superintendent of Public Instruction, is shown at left in an undated photo provided by her campaign. Marchetti is challenging incumbent state superintendent Chris Reykdal, right, shown in an AP photo taken Oct. 2, 2020 in Olympia, Wash., in the upcoming November election. (Monica Marchetti/via AP) (AP Photo/Ted S.

COVID-19, sex ed define Washington race for education chiefvideo icon

Monica Marchetti, a candidate for Washington state Superintendent of Public Instruction, is shown at left in an undated photo provided by her campaign. Marchetti is challenging incumbent state superintendent Chris Reykdal, right, shown in an AP photo taken Oct. 2, 2020 in Olympia, Wash., in the upcoming November election. (Monica Marchetti/via AP) (AP Photo/Ted S.

October 14, 2020, 6:28pm Clark County News

SEATTLE — The coronavirus pandemic and a controversial sex education mandate are casting a shadow over the race for Washington education chief in the November election. Read story

Rep. Vicki Kraft to hold virtual town hall

October 14, 2020, 5:24pm Clark County News

Rep. Vicki Kraft, who represents the 17th Legislative District in the state House of Representatives, will hold a virtual town hall over Facebook Live at 7 p.m. Thursday. Read story

Incumbent Pat McCarthy, left, and challenger Chris Leyba are running for Washington auditor.

Candidates for state auditor clash on financial oversight of Employment Security Departmentvideo icon

Incumbent Pat McCarthy, left, and challenger Chris Leyba are running for Washington auditor.

October 14, 2020, 4:13pm Clark County News

Pat McCarthy and Chris Lebya have opposing viewpoints on how to conduct the state auditor’s office. Read story

Jo Ellen Jarvis and Dave Watson wear masks while getting a few minutes to chat with congressional candidate Carolyn Long before a drive-in town hall in Washougal on Monday.

Candidate Carolyn Long hosts drive-in town hall

Jo Ellen Jarvis and Dave Watson wear masks while getting a few minutes to chat with congressional candidate Carolyn Long before a drive-in town hall in Washougal on Monday.

October 13, 2020, 6:54pm Clark County News

WASHOUGAL — Carolyn Long, a Democrat running for Congress, is taking to the streets for a version of the town halls that became a hallmark of her campaign in 2018 but were stymied this year by the COVID-19 pandemic. Read story