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Washington redistricting efforts aim to give more power to people of color

August 30, 2021, 6:03am Election

Margot Spindola has seen the city of Pasco change over time, becoming less white and increasingly Latino.  Read story

Critical race theory: A political debate hits Washington schools

August 30, 2021, 6:02am Editor's Choice

Unlike in previous years, instead of kicking off this year’s English literature class with reading, Mark Gardner plans to start the year with writing. Gardner, who teaches English at Hayes… 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 General Election

Election Day is Nov. 2

Key dates: 

Military and overseas ballots mailed: Sept. 17

Deadline to register or update registration online: Oct. 25

Deadline to register or update registration in person: Nov. 2

Ballots mailed: Oct. 15

Election Day: Nov. 2

Deadline to return a ballot through the mail: Postmarked by Nov. 2

Deadline to return a ballot through a drop box: 8 p.m. Nov. 2

Preliminary results: 8:30 p.m. Nov. 2

Election certification: Nov. 23


More information: Clark County Elections page

Primary Election results, Aug. 3, 2021 View

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Campaign trail: Fundraiser for port candidate Eric LaBrant

September 17, 2021, 5:17pm Clark County News

Eric LaBrant for port: An outdoor fundraiser for Eric LaBrant, who is running for reelection to the Port of Vancouver commission, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 26 at the home of Don and Alone Stanke. RSVP to crvancouverusa@gmail.com. Read story

FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2021, file photo a worker passes a Dominion Voting ballot scanner while setting up a polling location at an elementary school in Gwinnett County, Ga., outside of Atlanta. Republican efforts to question the results of the 2020 election have led to two significant breaches of voting software that have alarmed election security experts who say they have increased the risk to elections in jurisdictions that use the equipment.

Experts say voting system breach poses high risk

FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2021, file photo a worker passes a Dominion Voting ballot scanner while setting up a polling location at an elementary school in Gwinnett County, Ga., outside of Atlanta. Republican efforts to question the results of the 2020 election have led to two significant breaches of voting software that have alarmed election security experts who say they have increased the risk to elections in jurisdictions that use the equipment.

August 28, 2021, 5:49pm Election

Republican efforts questioning the outcome of the 2020 presidential race have led to voting system breaches that election security experts say pose a heightened risk to future elections. Read story

Lawyers allied with Trump penalized over Michigan lawsuit

August 25, 2021, 4:04pm Election

Nine lawyers allied with former President Donald Trump face financial penalties and other sanctions after a judge Wednesday said they had abused the court system with a lawsuit that challenged Michigan's election results that certified Joe Biden as the winner. Read story

Woodland Public Schools office.

Woodland School Board candidate: Promoting home schooling isn’t a conflict

Woodland Public Schools office.

August 21, 2021, 7:15pm Clark County News

Woodland School Board candidate Trish Huddleston has been promoting home schooling on local Facebook groups, and while some parents say that is in conflict with her role as an aspiring board member, Huddleston disagrees. 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

Clark County certifies Aug. 3 primary election count

August 17, 2021, 8:07pm Clark County News

Sean Boyle will face T.R. “Randy” Williams in November after a certified tally of the Aug. 3 primary election preserved his four-vote lead over Janice Fowler for Position No. 3 on the La Center City Council. Read story

FILE - In this July 29, 2021 file photo, Rep. Mary Miller, R-Ill., speaks at a news conference held by members of the House Freedom Caucus on Capitol Hill in Washington. The release of new, detailed census data in August 2021 means Democrats who control state government can begin the once-in-a-decade process of redrawing Illinois' congressional district boundaries. With the state losing a congressional seat due to population loss, they're certain to eliminate a district in heavily Republican areas of central and Southern Illinois.

Census data puts target on rural, Rust Belt House districts

FILE - In this July 29, 2021 file photo, Rep. Mary Miller, R-Ill., speaks at a news conference held by members of the House Freedom Caucus on Capitol Hill in Washington. The release of new, detailed census data in August 2021 means Democrats who control state government can begin the once-in-a-decade process of redrawing Illinois' congressional district boundaries. With the state losing a congressional seat due to population loss, they're certain to eliminate a district in heavily Republican areas of central and Southern Illinois.

August 14, 2021, 6:18pm Election

While suburban congressional districts are swelling with new residents, lawmakers in large swaths of rural America and some Rust Belt cities are in need of more people to represent. That makes them all potential targets for map makers as their districts are redrawn. Read story

Jen Easterly, Director of Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, speaks during the Summer meeting of the National Association of Secretaries of State on Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021, in Des Moines, Iowa.

Cyber leader calls for nonpartisan path to securing the vote

Jen Easterly, Director of Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, speaks during the Summer meeting of the National Association of Secretaries of State on Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021, in Des Moines, Iowa.

August 14, 2021, 2:59pm Election

Those entrusted with securing the nation’s voting systems must remain nonpartisan as a myriad of complex and growing risks continue to threaten U.S. elections, one of the nation’s top cybersecurity officials said Saturday. Read story

A stack of ballots go through the sorting process at the Clark County Elections Office on Tuesday morning, Aug. 3, 2021.

Gap widens in race for La Center council seat

A stack of ballots go through the sorting process at the Clark County Elections Office on Tuesday morning, Aug. 3, 2021.

August 11, 2021, 5:28pm Clark County News

The gap between two candidates for La Center City Council Position 3 has widened to four votes, according to results released Wednesday afternoon. Read story