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Clark County voters, have you received your ballots?

July 22, 2021, 6:04am Clark County News

Local voters should have received their ballots for the Aug. 3 primary election by now, according to the Clark County Elections Office. Read story

3 vying for Vancouver City Council Pos. 1 tout their experiencevideo icon

July 21, 2021, 6:07pm Clark County News

Three of the candidates running for an open Vancouver city council seat this year share a lot of the same opinions. So instead of spending their conversation with The Columbian’s… Read story

In Our View: Recommendations recapped for local elections

Neither President Joe Biden nor any of his predecessors have helped determine which books your children read in school, how quickly local police respond to…

In Our View: Reelect Bocanegra to Evergreen Public Schools

In nine years on the board of Evergreen Public Schools, Julie Bocanegra has helped oversee strong advancements throughout the district. The Columbian’s Editorial Board recommends…

In Our View: 3 stand out for Vancouver Public Schools, Position 2

When it comes to elections, having too many strong candidates is a good problem. Presenting voters with a difficult decision helps to ensure strong government.

In Our View: Reelect Paulsen to Vancouver City Council

In the election for Position 2 on the Vancouver City Council, incumbent Erik Paulsen is the clear choice and has earned the recommendation of The…

2021 Primary election

Election Day is Aug. 3

Military/overseas ballots mailed: June 18

Deadline to register or update existing registration online: July 26

Deadline to register or update registration in person: Aug. 3

Ballots mailed: July 16

Election Day: Aug. 3

  • Deadline to return a ballot by mail: Postmarked by Aug. 3
  • Deadline to return a ballot through a drop box: Deposited by 8 p.m. Aug. 3
  • Preliminary results released: 8:30 p.m. Aug. 3

Election certification (official results released): Aug. 17


More information: Clark County Elections page

Sample Ballot for Aug 3. 2021, primary View

Sample Ballot for Aug 3. 2021, primary PDF thumbnail

Clark County Council approves two amendments for November election

July 23, 2021, 5:45am Clark County News

The Clark County Council has approved two proposed amendments to the county charter regarding initiative and referendum petitions that will be placed on the November 2021 general election ballot. Read story

The Columbian's Editorial Board met virtually with Vancouver City Council candidates incumbent Erik Paulsen and challenger Kara Tess meet with The Columbian's Editorial Board on Tuesday, June 29, in Vancouver.

Vancouver City Council Position 2 candidates, editorial board meetvideo icon

The Columbian's Editorial Board met virtually with Vancouver City Council candidates incumbent Erik Paulsen and challenger Kara Tess meet with The Columbian's Editorial Board on Tuesday, June 29, in Vancouver.

July 20, 2021, 6:04am Clark County News

In the race for Vancouver City Council’s Position 2 seat, voters aren’t choosing between candidates with drastically different perspectives — two of the people running, incumbent Erik Paulsen and challenger Kara Tess, share similar opinions on pandemic recovery, climate change and homelessness. Read story

The Columbian's Editorial Board met with candidates for Vancouver City Council, Position 3 — David Gellatly, Diana Perez and Glen Yung — in early July.

Candidates for Vancouver City Council Position 3 differ on police reform, homeless responsevideo icon

The Columbian's Editorial Board met with candidates for Vancouver City Council, Position 3 — David Gellatly, Diana Perez and Glen Yung — in early July.

July 18, 2021, 6:05am Clark County News

None of the candidates running for Vancouver City Council’s open Position 3 seat are political newcomers. Read story

Vote By Mail stickers are pictured in Vancouver.

Voters to decide 3 positions on La Center council

Vote By Mail stickers are pictured in Vancouver.

July 18, 2021, 6:03am Clark County News

A total of 13 candidates will be running for La Center City Council Positions 1-3. Each candidate offers differing opinions on what direction to take the city. 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
(The Columbian files)

Battle Ground schools to run programs, operations levy

(The Columbian files)

July 16, 2021, 4:22pm Clark County News

Battle Ground Public Schools hopes the second time will be the charm for its replacement levy after the school board unanimously voted at Thursday’s special board meeting to place a levy back in voters’ hands in November. Read story

Jaime Herrera Beutler,

Herrera Beutler leads in fundraising

Jaime Herrera Beutler,

July 16, 2021, 6:02am Clark County News

Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, is holding on to her fundraising lead in her bid for a seventh term serving Washington’s 3rd Congressional District. Read story

(The Columbian files)

Ballots now on way to Clark County voters

(The Columbian files)

July 16, 2021, 6:01am Clark County News

Ballots for the 2021 primary election are being mailed out to Clark County’s voters today. Read story

Vancouver Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle, center, responds to comments from her challengers, Earl Bowerman, left, and Doug Coop, right, at a candidates forum in June.

Vancouver mayoral hopefuls differ greatly

Vancouver Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle, center, responds to comments from her challengers, Earl Bowerman, left, and Doug Coop, right, at a candidates forum in June.

July 14, 2021, 6:27pm Clark County News

Two of the candidates running for mayor of Vancouver this year offered voters a drastically different pitch in a conversation with The Columbian Editorial Board. Read story