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Republican senator to enter Washington secretary of state race

December 2, 2021, 9:00am Clark County Politics

Republican state Sen. Keith Wagoner says he plans to challenge newly appointed Democratic Secretary of State Steve Hobbs in next year’s election. Read story

State Rep. Vicki Kraft announces run for 3rd Congressional District

December 1, 2021, 2:25pm Clark County News

State Rep. Vicki Kraft, R-Vancouver, announced Tuesday that she is running for Washington’s 3rd Congressional District — adding to the number of Republican candidates for the seat. Read story

Election recommendations recapped; now vote

History suggests that less than one-third of registered voters in Clark County will turn in ballots for the Nov. 2 general election. That means about…

Reelect Gronwoldt to Evergreen school board

Because of her experience and the success of Evergreen Public Schools, Ginny Gronwoldt warrants reelection to Position 5 on the district’s school board. The Columbian’s…

Wendy Smith for Vancouver school board

During a tumultuous time for Vancouver Public Schools, Wendy Smith has helped provide stability. The Columbian’s Editorial Board recommends Smith for reelection to Position 3…

Reelect Eric LaBrant as port commissioner

Because of his experience, his broad vision for the Port of Vancouver and the port’s unprecedented success, Eric LaBrant has earned another term as port…

2021 General Election

Ballot totals as of 5 p.m. Nov. 5

Vancouver Mayor

Anne McEnerny-Ogle: 65.42%
Earl Bowerman: 34.21%

Vancouver City Council

Position 1
Kim Harless: 49.25%
John Blom: 49.85%

Position 3
Diana Perez: 59.45%
David Gellatly: 49.14%

Clark County Proposition 10

Yes: 42.8%
No: 57.2%

Battle Ground schools levy

Yes: 53.85%
No: 46.15%

Ridgefield Transportation Benefit District

Yes: 60.02%
No: 39.98%

2021 General Election results View

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The proposed revisions to Washington's congressional maps.

Critics call for reform of Washington redistricting process after commission failure

The proposed revisions to Washington's congressional maps.

November 29, 2021, 6:04am Election

As Washington state’s bipartisan Redistricting Commission collapsed in failure last week, at least two problems became clear.  Read story

Ballot inspectors perform a manual count of 600 ballots in early November.

Recounts set for Vancouver City Council, Hockinson school races

Ballot inspectors perform a manual count of 600 ballots in early November.

November 26, 2021, 6:06am Clark County News

Results for the Nov. 2 general election were certified Tuesday, setting the stage for manual recounts for the Vancouver City Council Position 1 and Hockinson School District Director 1 races to begin. Read story

Vancouver City Hall (iStock.com)

Vancouver eyes $72.7 million fire department levy

Vancouver City Hall (iStock.com)

November 23, 2021, 6:04pm Clark County News

The Vancouver City Council decided on a property tax tool Monday to raise $72.7 million for the Vancouver Fire Department’s operations and capital funds. Read story

Washington State'is Supreme Court Building, also known as the Temple of Justice, photographed on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, in Olympia, Wash.

Washington’s redistricting failure: What went wrong and what happens now?

Washington State'is Supreme Court Building, also known as the Temple of Justice, photographed on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, in Olympia, Wash.

November 22, 2021, 6:00am Election

SEATTLE — Days after the failure of Washington’s redistricting commission to reach a deal by its constitutional deadline, fallout continues over went wrong — and what happens now that legislative and congressional maps for the next decade are in the hands of the state Supreme Court. Read story

Vancouver mayoral candidates meet with The Columbian's Editorial Board Video
Editorial Board meeting with Vancouver City Council Position 1 candidates Video
Editorial Board meeting with Vancouver City Council Position 2 candidates Video
Editorial Board meeting with Vancouver City Council, Position 3, candidates Video
A map of the proposed legislative districts in Washington.

State Supreme Court orders redistricting panel chair to detail actions

A map of the proposed legislative districts in Washington.

November 18, 2021, 2:25pm Election

SPOKANE — The state Supreme Court late Thursday ordered the chair of Washington’s Redistricting Commission to detail what actions the panel took earlier this week when it missed a deadline to approve new political maps. Read story

FILE - A person walks near the Legislative Building, Wednesday, April 21, 2021, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Washington's redistricting commission failed to meet its deadline and on Tuesday, Nov. 16, kicked the job of creating new political maps to the state Supreme Court. The bipartisan commission had a deadline of 11:59 p.m. Monday to approve new boundaries for congressional and legislative districts following the 2020 census. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Washington redistricting panel urges high court to look at its maps

FILE - A person walks near the Legislative Building, Wednesday, April 21, 2021, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Washington's redistricting commission failed to meet its deadline and on Tuesday, Nov. 16, kicked the job of creating new political maps to the state Supreme Court. The bipartisan commission had a deadline of 11:59 p.m. Monday to approve new boundaries for congressional and legislative districts following the 2020 census. (AP Photo/Ted S.

November 17, 2021, 10:02am Election

SPOKANE — The head of Washington 's bipartisan redistricting commission that failed to meet its deadline for redrawing political maps urged state Supreme Court justices to still consider their work now that the high court will have to complete the process. Read story

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What happens now to Washington’s political maps after redistricting commission’s historic failure?

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November 17, 2021, 7:49am Election

SEATTLE — For the first time, Washington’s redistricting commission has blown its legal deadline to come to an agreement on new legislative and congressional district maps. Read story

Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, from left, and challengers Joe Kent Heidi St.

3rd District congressional contest beginning to heat up

Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, from left, and challengers Joe Kent Heidi St.

November 17, 2021, 6:03am Clark County News

Campaign signs for the Nov. 2 election may still be coming down, but a new crop of political advertising is sprouting as the race for Washington’s 3rd Congressional District moves into a new phase. Read story