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2020 Election

Election Day is Nov. 3. Initial voting tallies for Clark County will be available about 8:30 p.m.

Military/overseas ballots mailed: Sept. 18

Deadline to update existing registration online: Oct. 26

Deadline to update existing registration in person: Nov. 3

Ballots mailed: Oct. 16

Election Day: Nov. 3

Deadline to return a ballot through the mail: Postmarked by Nov. 3

Deadline to return a ballot through a dropbox: 8 p.m. Nov. 3

Election Certification: Nov. 24

More information: Clark County Elections Office

A voter drops off a ballot at the box on West 14th Street in downtown Vancouver.

Security and ballot drop boxes: How it works in Washington

A voter drops off a ballot at the box on West 14th Street in downtown Vancouver.

August 30, 2020, 6:01am Election

Washington’s sturdy, tank-like ballot drop boxes are a source of pride for state and local election officials. So when President Donald Trump suggested Monday that those ballot boxes were less than secure, the response was sharp. Read story

Vancouver resident Erik Hess swings by the ballot drop-off box on West 14th Street on Nov. 5, 2019.

8 more ballot boxes installed in Clark County

Vancouver resident Erik Hess swings by the ballot drop-off box on West 14th Street on Nov. 5, 2019.

August 28, 2020, 6:00am Clark County News

Eight more ballot boxes have been installed around Clark County ahead of the Nov. 3 election, bringing the county’s total ballot drop sites up to 20. Read story

Election workers use protective gloves to handle ballots at the Clark County Elections Office while processing the Aug. 4 primary election.

Washington secretary of state issues new postage rule for ballots

Election workers use protective gloves to handle ballots at the Clark County Elections Office while processing the Aug. 4 primary election.

August 26, 2020, 1:24pm Election

OLYMPIA -- Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman has issued an emergency rule change that requires county officials to use first-class mail at least 15 days before Election Day when sending ballots to voters in October. Read story

Attendees gather at a meet-and-greet event for Republican candidates at the former Clark County Square Dance Center in Brush Prairie Tuesday, Aug. 25. Around 100 people attended.

Republican candidates converge at Vancouver meet-and-greet

Attendees gather at a meet-and-greet event for Republican candidates at the former Clark County Square Dance Center in Brush Prairie Tuesday, Aug. 25. Around 100 people attended.

August 26, 2020, 10:43am Clark County News

Around 100 people gathered Tuesday evening at the former Clark County Square Dance Center in Brush Prairie for an event that included meet-and-greets with Republican candidates and a hot dog dinner. Read story

Rick Bell, Democratic challenger for state Senate, 18th Legislative District

Bell touts health care experience in race for 18th Legislative District Senate seatvideo icon

Rick Bell, Democratic challenger for state Senate, 18th Legislative District

August 23, 2020, 6:05am Clark County News

When Rick Bell filed to run for state Senate in the 18th Legislative District, he said, it was because nobody else had. Read story

In this image from video, Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden leads a conversation on racial justice with Art Acevedo, Jamira Burley, Gwen Carr, Derrick Johnson and Lori Lightfoot during the first night of the Democratic National Convention on Monday, Aug. 17, 2020.

Michelle Obama assails Trump as Democrats open convention

In this image from video, Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden leads a conversation on racial justice with Art Acevedo, Jamira Burley, Gwen Carr, Derrick Johnson and Lori Lightfoot during the first night of the Democratic National Convention on Monday, Aug. 17, 2020.

August 17, 2020, 8:33pm Election

NEW YORK — Former first lady Michelle Obama assailed President Donald Trump Monday night, delivering a scathing critique of the Republican president who replaced her husband as the Democrats opened their national convention. Read story

Ballots sit in sorting trays Aug. 5 at the King County Elections headquarters in Renton. (ted s.

Washington’s primary turnout highest since 1964

Ballots sit in sorting trays Aug. 5 at the King County Elections headquarters in Renton. (ted s.

August 12, 2020, 4:16pm Election

OLYMPIA — Washington saw its highest primary turnout in more than five decades, with 55 percent of the state’s 4.6 million voters returning ballots for last week’s election, setting the stage for a potential record-breaking turnout in November. Read story

FILE - In this June 27, 2019, file photo, then-Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., listens to questions after the Democratic primary debate hosted by NBC News at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Art in Miami.

Biden selects California Sen. Kamala Harris as running mate

FILE - In this June 27, 2019, file photo, then-Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., listens to questions after the Democratic primary debate hosted by NBC News at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Art in Miami.

August 11, 2020, 4:25pm Election

WILMINGTON, Del. — Joe Biden named California Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate on Tuesday, making history by selecting the first Black woman to compete on a major party’s presidential ticket and acknowledging the vital role Black voters will play in his bid to defeat President Donald Trump. Read story

Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman poses for a photo at the Capitol in Olympia. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Washington’s top elections official warns of ‘very concerning’ changes at Postal Service that could impact voting

Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman poses for a photo at the Capitol in Olympia. (AP Photo/Ted S.

August 11, 2020, 8:18am Election

Washington election officials are worried that attempts to cut costs at the U.S. Postal Service could impact the November election amid growing bipartisan concerns about the agency’s ability to handle a surge of mail-in ballots across the country. Read story

A protective panel separates Vancouver residents Gail Hinchsliff, left, and Tim Richardson as they help collect and sort ballots Tuesday morning at the Clark County Elections Office.

Clark County election process has last test before November

A protective panel separates Vancouver residents Gail Hinchsliff, left, and Tim Richardson as they help collect and sort ballots Tuesday morning at the Clark County Elections Office.

August 7, 2020, 6:00am Clark County News

Joan Liddicoat, 64, has worked as a Clark County elections helper for more than four years. But her older spouse has medical conditions, so the pandemic made her reconsider accepting a temporary job for this election. Read story