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Yet again, turnout was lowest among Washington’s young voters. Why?

December 12, 2022, 6:02am Election

At a political event in the weeks leading up to Election Day, President Joe Biden implored Americans to vote. He specifically appealed to young people, saying the Nov. 8 midterm election will help determine their generation’s future. Read story

Don Benton joins District 5 County Councilor Sue Marshall at the Clark County Elections Office on Friday to look over results from the manual recount of 12 precincts requested by Benton.

Clark County Council recount confirms Sue Marshall’s victory

Don Benton joins District 5 County Councilor Sue Marshall at the Clark County Elections Office on Friday to look over results from the manual recount of 12 precincts requested by Benton.

December 9, 2022, 6:31pm Clark County News

Defeated Clark County Council candidate Don Benton, victor Sue Marshall, Auditor Greg Kimsey, and dozens of election workers and observers crowded into the county elections office meeting room Friday as a partial recount requested by Benton wrapped up. Read story

Miles Terrace, a 69-unit affordable housing complex for low-income seniors in downtown Vancouver, opened in September.

Vancouver looks to replace affordable housing property tax with Feb. 14 special election

Miles Terrace, a 69-unit affordable housing complex for low-income seniors in downtown Vancouver, opened in September.

December 7, 2022, 6:04am Clark County News

Vancouver’s main community resource to lessen its affordable housing challenges is nearing the end of its lifespan, leading city officials to ask residents to vote for its renewal. Read story

Don Benton

Benton requests partial recount in Clark County Council District 5 race

Don Benton

December 2, 2022, 4:57pm Clark County News

Former state Sen. Don Benton isn’t ready give up on his bid for the Clark County Council just yet. Earlier this week, Benton formally requested a partial recount in the District 5 race. Read story

Republican candidate for Washington's 3rd Congressional District Joe Kent drops off his ballot at the Clark County Elections Office on Tuesday. Kent did not provide access for The Columbian to attend his watch party in Brush Prairie and declined to provide a comment on initial election results.

Joe Kent to request machine recount in 3rd District race

Republican candidate for Washington's 3rd Congressional District Joe Kent drops off his ballot at the Clark County Elections Office on Tuesday. Kent did not provide access for The Columbian to attend his watch party in Brush Prairie and declined to provide a comment on initial election results.

December 2, 2022, 4:05pm Clark County Politics

Republican Joe Kent’s campaign announced Friday it intends to request a machine recount of all counties within Washington’s 3rd Congressional District. Read story

County Auditor Greg Kimsey, left, swears in new District 5 Councilor Sue Marshall at the Clark County Elections Office on Wednesday.

Marshall sworn into Clark County Council weeks earlier than expected

County Auditor Greg Kimsey, left, swears in new District 5 Councilor Sue Marshall at the Clark County Elections Office on Wednesday.

November 30, 2022, 5:17pm Clark County News

Newly elected Clark County Councilor Sue Marshall is ready to get work. But Marshall began her term as the District 5 representative a little sooner than she and others expected. Read story

Republican candidate for Washington’s 3rd Congressional District Joe Kent, left, answers a question on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, during a debate at the Vancouver Community Library.

Joe Kent plans to pay for recount in 3rd Congressional District race

Republican candidate for Washington’s 3rd Congressional District Joe Kent, left, answers a question on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, during a debate at the Vancouver Community Library.

November 30, 2022, 9:16am Clark County News

It’s official: Joe Kent will file for an official recount for Washington’s 3rd Congressional District race, which he lost to fellow political newcomer Marie Gluesenkamp Perez. Read story

Rep.-elect Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, D-Wash., joins new members of the House of Representatives on the steps of the Capitol for a group photo, in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022. (AP Photo/J.

Final results show Perez beat Kent by 2,629 votes in 3rd Congressional District race

Rep.-elect Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, D-Wash., joins new members of the House of Representatives on the steps of the Capitol for a group photo, in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022. (AP Photo/J.

November 29, 2022, 6:07pm Clark County News

Counties’ final election results are in and maintain that Democrat Marie Gluesenkamp Perez will represent Washington’s 3rd Congressional District, despite Republican Joe Kent’s efforts to remedy his loss through ballot curing. Read story

Clark County Elections Director Cathie Garber hands challenged ballots to Canvassing Board member Amanda Migchelbrink for one last review before the 2022 general election results are certified Tuesday.

Clark County November election results certified

Clark County Elections Director Cathie Garber hands challenged ballots to Canvassing Board member Amanda Migchelbrink for one last review before the 2022 general election results are certified Tuesday.

November 29, 2022, 5:58pm Clark County News

Clark County’s 2022 election results are on the books as the county’s canvassing board met for the final time Tuesday to certify the November general election results. Read story

FILE - Washington Secretary of State Steve Hobbs, a Democrat, poses for a photo before taking part in a debate, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022, in Olympia, Wash. Washington voters will soon decide whether to elect their first Democratic secretary of state in six decades or, instead, send a long-time county auditor to be the state's first nonpartisan chief elections officer. Republicans were shut out of the state's top two primary in August, which sent Hobbs and nonpartisan Pierce County Auditor Julie Anderson to the general election. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Washington’s voter turnout down from last midterm

FILE - Washington Secretary of State Steve Hobbs, a Democrat, poses for a photo before taking part in a debate, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022, in Olympia, Wash. Washington voters will soon decide whether to elect their first Democratic secretary of state in six decades or, instead, send a long-time county auditor to be the state's first nonpartisan chief elections officer. Republicans were shut out of the state's top two primary in August, which sent Hobbs and nonpartisan Pierce County Auditor Julie Anderson to the general election. (AP Photo/Ted S.

November 25, 2022, 6:37pm Election

Washington makes voting easy as pie. Every registered voter gets a ballot mailed to them. Sending them ba ck is free. You can even register and vote on Election Day. Read story