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Semi Bird, center, talks to constituents at a fundraising event at The Lodge at Frontier Park in Graham, Washington, on Friday, Nov. 10, 2023.

Semi Bird challenging Dave Reichert for GOP nomination for WA governor

Semi Bird, center, talks to constituents at a fundraising event at The Lodge at Frontier Park in Graham, Washington, on Friday, Nov. 10, 2023.

December 4, 2023, 6:03am Election

Republican gubernatorial candidate Semi Bird has been elected only once before — to the Richland School Board. And voters booted him from that position in an August recall. Read story

The Camas School District Zellerbach Administration Center is pictured in 2020.

‘Critical amount of money’: Camas School District replacement levies to be on February ballot

The Camas School District Zellerbach Administration Center is pictured in 2020.

December 1, 2023, 3:03pm Clark County News

Camas School District voters will soon decide the fate of the district’s educational programs and operations and capital-technology levies that fund a variety of programs, extracurriculars, technology needs and building maintenance not covered by state educational funds. Read story

Hilary Franz announced Friday Nov. 10, 2023 she will run for Congress in 2024. Until then she had been campaigning for governor.

Franz says opportunity, not opportunism, driving her bid for WA seat in Congress

Hilary Franz announced Friday Nov. 10, 2023 she will run for Congress in 2024. Until then she had been campaigning for governor.

December 1, 2023, 7:37am Election

Hilary Franz issued an urgent proclamation in spring when she launched her bid for Washington governor. Read story

Members of the Clark County Council are pictured after new councilors took the oath of office at the Clark County Public Service Center on Jan. 3, 2023. Councilors are Glen Yung, from left, Michelle Belkot, Karen Bowerman, on screen, Gary Medvigy and Sue Marshall.

Clark County Council OKs voting precinct changes, adding 3 new precincts and amending 11 others

Members of the Clark County Council are pictured after new councilors took the oath of office at the Clark County Public Service Center on Jan. 3, 2023. Councilors are Glen Yung, from left, Michelle Belkot, Karen Bowerman, on screen, Gary Medvigy and Sue Marshall.

December 1, 2023, 6:07am Clark County News

When Clark County voters get their ballots for the February special election, 750 voters will find themselves in a new voting precinct. The Clark County Council unanimously approved proposed changes to the 2024 voting precinct boundaries after a public hearing Tuesday. Read story

Filing period opens for Feb. 6 special election in Clark County

November 30, 2023, 5:57am Clark County News

The Clark County Elections Office will begin taking candidate filings at 8 a.m. Dec. 11 for commissioner positions for Drainage District No. 2, Drainage Improvement District No. 5 and Diking Improvement District No. 14 that will be on the Feb. 6 special election ballot. Read story

Voters stop by the Fisher's Landing ballot drop-off box Monday.

Voter turnout hits modern low in WA

Voters stop by the Fisher's Landing ballot drop-off box Monday.

November 28, 2023, 2:36pm Election

Voter turnout for this November’s election was the lowest on record for a general election in Washington state history, according to a Seattle Times analysis of election data from the Secretary of State’s Office. Read story

WA lawmakers revive call to let cities have elections in even-numbered years

November 27, 2023, 7:40am Election

Did you vote? Read story

An American flag flutters in the wind outside the King County Elections office in 2020 in Tukwila.

People over party is no longer the mantra of Washington politics

An American flag flutters in the wind outside the King County Elections office in 2020 in Tukwila.

November 27, 2023, 6:00am Election

In a mark of how deeply political polarization has taken root here in historically moderate Washington, partisans of both parties consider the presumptive nominee of the other party to be a literal threat to the country. Read story

Clark County Auditor Greg Kimsey said Tuesday that USPS delivered 13 general election ballots to Clark County Elections that were discovered in “out-of-service” USPS mailboxes within the county.

13 uncounted ballots found in out-of-service mailboxes returned to Clark County Elections Office

Clark County Auditor Greg Kimsey said Tuesday that USPS delivered 13 general election ballots to Clark County Elections that were discovered in “out-of-service” USPS mailboxes within the county.

November 21, 2023, 5:17pm Clark County News

The Clark County Elections office on Wednesday said the U.S. Postal Service has returned 13 previously uncounted ballots to its office. The ballots were from the Nov. 7 general election and had been filled out and returned by voters. According to a press release, the ballots were discovered in out-of-service… Read story

John Ley (The Columbian files)

Former legislative candidate John Ley faces felony fraud charges in 2022 election case

John Ley (The Columbian files)

November 19, 2023, 2:23pm Clark County News

Former legislative candidate John Ley of Camas is facing felony elections fraud charges after claiming he lived in Battle Ground and Hazel Dell, according to court filings. Read story