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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



Joe Biden takes lead over Bernie Sanders in Washington

March 11, 2020, 5:28pm Clark County Politics

OLYMPIA — Former Vice President Joe Biden took the lead over Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders in Washington after additional results in the vote-by-mail state posted Wednesday afternoon. Read story

Bernie Sanders says he’s moving ahead with his Dem campaign

March 11, 2020, 10:35am Election

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Bernie Sanders is vowing to press ahead with his presidential campaign at least long enough to debate Joe Biden this weekend, even while acknowledging his deficit in the Democratic race may be insurmountable. Read story

Presidential primary in Washington too close to call

March 10, 2020, 8:55pm Election

SEATTLE — Former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders were in a dead heat on election night in Washington’s presidential primary, while Biden’s resurgent campaign looked poised to capture most of the six primaries held across the country Tuesday. Read story

Biden wins hard-fought Michigan, deals major blow to Sanders

March 10, 2020, 7:53pm Election

WASHINGTON — Joe Biden decisively won Michigan’s Democratic primary on Tuesday, seizing a key battleground state that helped propel Bernie Sanders’ insurgent candidacy four years ago. The former vice president’s victory there, as well as in Missouri and Mississippi, dealt a serious blow to Sanders and substantially widened Biden’s path to the nomination. Read story

Candidates didn’t flock to Washington for presidential primary

March 10, 2020, 8:36am Election

SPOKANE — When the Legislature last year moved Washington’s presidential primary to early March to give its voters more say in the selection of the parties’ nominees, some supporters predicted that would generate an influx of candidates coming to the state to campaign. Read story

Election Day: Here’s where to drop off ballots in Clark County

March 10, 2020, 6:00am Clark County News

It’s Election Day, and ballots for the presidential primary must be postmarked by today to be counted. Read story

Washington state voters set to choose presidential contender

March 9, 2020, 12:33pm Election

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington is among half a dozen states in the Democratic presidential primary spotlight a week after Super Tuesday, an election taking place in the midst of the worst coronavirus outbreak in the nation. Read story

Elections expects 50 percent turnout for presidential primary

March 8, 2020, 6:01am Clark County News

Despite voter confusion and irritation over having to select a political party, Clark County election officials say they are on track for a 50 percent turnout in Tuesday’s presidential primary. Read story

Vancouver police officer to seek seat in state Senate

March 4, 2020, 8:00pm Clark County News

A police officer best known for his rich baritone voice intends to run for the state Senate in the 49th Legislative District. Read story

Amy Klobuchar and Pete Buttigieg drop out: What happens with their votes in the Washington primary?

March 3, 2020, 9:41am Election

The Democratic presidential field is shrinking fast, but Washington’s March 10 primary ballot will not. Read story