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Clark County early returns at nearly 30% for primary

August 4, 2020, 6:02am Clark County News

Clark County voter turnout ahead of today’s primary election stood just below 30 percent Monday, approaching the total turnout figure for the most recent comparable election. Read story

Clark County’s Republican candidates in Trump’s shadow?

August 2, 2020, 6:05am Clark County News

When Clark County Councilor John Blom decided to leave the Republican Party late last year, it was because he had grown tired of its demand for “ideological purity,” he said. Read story

Primary & Special Election

Election Day: Aug. 4, 2020

Key Dates

Military/overseas ballots mailed: June 19

Deadline to register:

  • Online: July 27
  • In person: Aug. 4

Ballots mailed: July 17

Election Day: Aug. 4. Ballots must be postmarked or dropped in a ballot drop box by 8 p.m. Aug. 4.

Preliminary results: 8:30 p.m. Aug. 4

Election certification: Aug. 18

Clark County Elections Department

2020 Primary & Special Election Sample Ballot View

State Democratic Party Get-Out-The Vote virtual tour ‘stops’ in Southwest Washington

July 29, 2020, 6:46pm Clark County News

Democratic candidates running for state and federal seats are taking an unorthodox approach to boosting voter turnout this year. Read story

Candidates for 20th district house representative focus on collaboration

July 29, 2020, 8:47am Election

On paper, four candidates are competing to replace retiring state Rep. Richard DeBolt. But one of them says he doesn’t want the job even though his name is on the Aug. 4 primary election ballot. Read story

East County Fire & Rescue asks voters to renew levy

July 28, 2020, 2:46pm Clark County News

East County Fire & Rescue will be asking voters to renew its emergency medical services levy set to expire at the end of the year. Read story

Clark County Fire District 6 asks for levy lid lift

July 28, 2020, 2:28pm Clark County News

Clark County Fire District 6 has a levy lid lift proposition on the upcoming Aug. 4 primary election ballot asking residents for the funds to maintain and improve fire protection and emergency medical services in its coverage area. Read story

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Vancouver City Council marches forward with Heights District Plan

July 24, 2020, 6:00am Clark County News

A plan to revamp a historic central Vancouver neighborhood continues, even as the COVID-19 outbreak has postponed some other long-range planning projects. Read story

Surprise departure shakes up congressional race

July 21, 2020, 8:57am Election

SPOKANE — The abrupt departure of a Democratic candidate from Eastern Washington’s congressional race surprised party officials and may create confusion for some voters. Read story

Friction heats up discussion with Senate candidates from 18th Legislative Districtvideo icon

July 19, 2020, 6:02am Clark County Politics

Whether to cut expenses, raise revenue or enact some combination of the two: That was the main point of debate among the three candidates looking to represent Washington’s 18th Legislative District in the Senate, as the state stares down the barrel of a $8.8 billion budget shortfall over the next three years. Read story

Herrera Beutler, Long filling their war chests for closely watched rematch

July 18, 2020, 6:03am Clark County News

Soon after 2018's election for Southwest Washington's 3rd Congressional District proved unexpectedly competitive, political pundits started issuing predictions: 2020 would be a hotly contested race. Read story