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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



Sanders endorses former rival Biden for president

April 13, 2020, 12:30pm Election

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders endorsed his former rival Joe Biden for president on Monday in a joint online appearance. Read story

Sanders drops 2020 bid, leaving Biden as likely nominee

April 8, 2020, 8:59am Election

WASHINGTON  — Sen. Bernie Sanders, who saw his once strong lead in the Democratic primary evaporate as the party’s establishment lined swiftly up behind rival Joe Biden, ended his presidential bid on Wednesday, an acknowledgment that the former vice president is too far ahead for him to have any reasonable hope of catching up. Read story

Cleveland seeking reelection to state Senate

April 3, 2020, 4:23pm Clark County News

Sen. Annette Cleveland, the Democrat from Vancouver, is again running to represent Washington’s 49th Legislative District in Olympia. Read story

How will we vote? Outbreak revives debate on mail-in ballots

March 31, 2020, 4:32pm Election

OLYMPIA — As the coronavirus pandemic knocks primary election after primary election off schedule, Democrats argue the outbreak shows the country needs to move toward one of their longtime goals — widespread voting by mail — to protect the November election. Read story

Fire District 6 to put levy lid lift on August primary ballot

March 26, 2020, 6:03am Clark County News

Clark County Fire District 6’s Board of Fire Commissioners unanimously passed a resolution asking voters to consider a fire levy lid lift as part of the Aug. 4 primary election. Read story

Today’s canvassing board meeting postponed

March 20, 2020, 11:07am Clark County News

Clark County Auditor Greg Kimsey said this morning that today’s Canvassing Board meeting will be postponed by two hours. The board will now meet at 5 p.m. at the auditor’s office, 1408 Franklin St. The board is expected to review and certify the results of the presidential primary election today. Read story

Wyman asks Inslee to cancel April special elections

March 18, 2020, 4:48pm Election

OLYMPIA — Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman has asked Gov. Jay Inslee to use his emergency authority to cancel the April 28 special elections in response to the coronavirus. Read story

With 3 more victories, Biden pulls further away from Sanders

March 18, 2020, 9:51am Election

WASHINGTON — Joe Biden swept to victory in Florida, Illinois and Arizona on Tuesday, increasingly pulling away with a Democratic presidential primary upended by the coronavirus and building pressure on Bernie Sanders to abandon his campaign. Read story

Biden wins statewide vote in Washington state

March 16, 2020, 8:03pm Election

OLYMPIA — Former Vice President Joe Biden won the statewide vote in Washington’s vote-by-mail Democratic presidential primary, maintaining the narrow lead he’s held over Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders since last week as additional results were counted Monday. Read story

Biden to press contrast with Trump in coronavirus address

March 12, 2020, 9:40am Election

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Thursday called for a sweeping national response to the coronavirus outbreak, chiding President Donald Trump for a response he said was woefully insufficient and warning that the widening public health crisis should not be viewed through a lens of politics. Read story