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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



3rd District candidates report fourth-quarter fundraising

February 2, 2020, 6:00am Clark County News

Two candidates who will likely face off in the general election for Washington’s 3rd Congressional District in November raised nearly identical sums in the fourth quarter of 2019. Read story

Dozens of Clark County ballots sent in error

January 27, 2020, 10:56am Clark County News

Ahead of the Feb. 11 special election, a few dozen Clark County residents received ballots in error, didn’t receive a ballot or were provided with a ballot for the wrong issue. Read story

Washougal Democrat to seek seat in Legislature

January 16, 2020, 6:05am Clark County News

A member of the Washougal School Board intends to run for state representative in the 18th Legislative District this year. Read story

City council picks Cortes for Battle Ground mayor

January 7, 2020, 5:09pm Clark County News

The Battle Ground City Council elected Adrian Cortes as mayor during its first meeting of the year Monday evening. Read story

Clark County dollars stocking presidential candidates’ war chests

January 5, 2020, 6:02am Clark County News

For decades, Washington hasn’t been much of a factor in deciding presidential elections. Read story

King County judge blocks Tim Eyman’s $30 car tab measure

November 27, 2019, 10:18am Election

SEATTLE — A judge on Wednesday blocked Tim Eyman’s $30 car tab measure from taking effect in Washington state while cities and counties challenge its legality, citing “substantial concerns” that the initiative’s description on the ballot was misleading. Read story

Woodland tax measure passes by one vote as Nov. 5 election certified

November 27, 2019, 6:00am Clark County News

It’s a cliche to say every vote counts, but it was hard not to believe Woodland Mayor Will Finn when he trotted out the phrase Tuesday afternoon. Read story

Woodland levy lid lift still 2 votes shy

November 20, 2019, 6:53pm Clark County News

The Woodland levy lid lift to fund police personnel and equipment made up some of the gap in the latest election results from Cowlitz County, but the measure is still trailing as of Wednesday. Read story

Woodland levy lid lift failing by 5 votes; ballots challenged

November 14, 2019, 5:29pm Clark County News

Woodland residents voted down a levy lid lift to fund police personnel and equipment by 18 votes in 2017, and a similar levy request is heading for an even closer finish this year. Read story

Seattle, others file lawsuit over $30 car tab measure

November 14, 2019, 9:17am Election

SEATTLE — Seattle and other government agencies have filed a complaint to halt the $30 car tab measure passed by voters statewide this month. Read story