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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

(The Columbian files)

First results from primary election released

(The Columbian files)

August 4, 2020, 8:20pm Clark County Politics

It was a good evening for most incumbents as first results from the primary election were released late Tuesday. Voters narrowed several races, showed their early preferences in races where both candidates advanced, and decided some fire district and school measures. Republicans, in particular, also chose dozens of precinct committee officers, to represent them in the divided Clark County party. Read story

(The Columbian files)

Clark County early returns at nearly 30% for primary

(The Columbian files)

August 4, 2020, 6:02am Clark County News

Clark County voter turnout ahead of today’s primary election stood just below 30 percent Monday, approaching the total turnout figure for the most recent comparable election. Read story

Signs for Clark County Council candidates John Blom and Karen Bowerman are among other campaign signs in east Vancouver on June 23. Blom parted ways with the Republican Party saying the party was moving too far right and its demand for "ideological purity." The Clark County Republican Party has endorsed Karen Bowerman in the race for the Clark County council, District 3 seat.

Clark County’s Republican candidates in Trump’s shadow?

Signs for Clark County Council candidates John Blom and Karen Bowerman are among other campaign signs in east Vancouver on June 23. Blom parted ways with the Republican Party saying the party was moving too far right and its demand for "ideological purity." The Clark County Republican Party has endorsed Karen Bowerman in the race for the Clark County council, District 3 seat.

August 2, 2020, 6:05am Clark County News

When Clark County Councilor John Blom decided to leave the Republican Party late last year, it was because he had grown tired of its demand for “ideological purity,” he said. Read story

Washington Democrats are holding a series of Get-Out-The-Vote virtual tour events, including one Tuesday featuring Carolyn Long, who is challenging Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler for the 3rd Congressional District seat. Also participating were Legislature candidates Daniel Smith and Donna Sinclair, and on Friday, Tanisha Harris.

State Democratic Party Get-Out-The Vote virtual tour ‘stops’ in Southwest Washington

Washington Democrats are holding a series of Get-Out-The-Vote virtual tour events, including one Tuesday featuring Carolyn Long, who is challenging Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler for the 3rd Congressional District seat. Also participating were Legislature candidates Daniel Smith and Donna Sinclair, and on Friday, Tanisha Harris.

July 29, 2020, 6:46pm Clark County News

Democratic candidates running for state and federal seats are taking an unorthodox approach to boosting voter turnout this year. Read story

Candidates for 20th district house representative focus on collaboration

July 29, 2020, 8:47am Election

On paper, four candidates are competing to replace retiring state Rep. Richard DeBolt. But one of them says he doesn’t want the job even though his name is on the Aug. 4 primary election ballot. Read story

East County Fire & Rescue is asking voters to renew its emergency medical services levy set to expire at the end of the year.

East County Fire & Rescue asks voters to renew levy

East County Fire & Rescue is asking voters to renew its emergency medical services levy set to expire at the end of the year.

July 28, 2020, 2:46pm Clark County News

East County Fire & Rescue will be asking voters to renew its emergency medical services levy set to expire at the end of the year. Read story

Clark County Fire District 6 Chief Kristan Maurer said the area her staff covers is "growing exponentially, and in order to maintain a quality level of service, we need funding. It’s important to us to keep response times down.

Clark County Fire District 6 asks for levy lid lift

Clark County Fire District 6 Chief Kristan Maurer said the area her staff covers is "growing exponentially, and in order to maintain a quality level of service, we need funding. It’s important to us to keep response times down.

July 28, 2020, 2:28pm Clark County News

Clark County Fire District 6 has a levy lid lift proposition on the upcoming Aug. 4 primary election ballot asking residents for the funds to maintain and improve fire protection and emergency medical services in its coverage area. Read story

The city of Vancouver bought the Tower Mall site in 2017 with the intention of redeveloping the entire 53-acre site to bring forth a mix of residential and commercial uses.

Vancouver City Council marches forward with Heights District Plan

The city of Vancouver bought the Tower Mall site in 2017 with the intention of redeveloping the entire 53-acre site to bring forth a mix of residential and commercial uses.

July 24, 2020, 6:00am Clark County News

A plan to revamp a historic central Vancouver neighborhood continues, even as the COVID-19 outbreak has postponed some other long-range planning projects. Read story

Surprise departure shakes up congressional race

July 21, 2020, 8:57am Election

SPOKANE — The abrupt departure of a Democratic candidate from Eastern Washington’s congressional race surprised party officials and may create confusion for some voters. Read story

Rick Bell, from left, John Ley and Sen. Ann Rivers are running for the 18th District Washington state Senate seat.

Friction heats up discussion with Senate candidates from 18th Legislative Districtvideo icon

Rick Bell, from left, John Ley and Sen. Ann Rivers are running for the 18th District Washington state Senate seat.

July 19, 2020, 6:02am Clark County Politics

Whether to cut expenses, raise revenue or enact some combination of the two: That was the main point of debate among the three candidates looking to represent Washington’s 18th Legislative District in the Senate, as the state stares down the barrel of a $8.8 billion budget shortfall over the next three years. Read story