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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



Washington voters reject affirmative action referendum

November 12, 2019, 5:35pm Election

OLYMPIA — Washington voters have narrowly rejected a ballot measure seeking to reinstate the use of affirmative action in state employment, contracting and admission to public colleges and universities. Read story

Write-in candidate McDonnell wins Camas mayoral race

November 12, 2019, 4:00pm Clark County News

A little more than a month after launching his write-in campaign, Barry McDonnell learned Tuesday he will be the next mayor of Camas. Read story

Affirmative action measure still losing in latest counts

November 11, 2019, 1:11pm Election

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Nearly a week after the election, a measure that reinstates the use of affirmative action in state employment, contracting and admission to public colleges and universities was continuing to be narrowly rejected by Washington voters as counties move closer to finishing their vote counts. Read story

Camas ward meeting: Councilors listen after bond’s big defeat

November 8, 2019, 8:40pm Clark County News

CAMAS — Shannon Turk isn’t sure if she won her re-election campaign for the Camas mayoral seat, but she knows the city needs to start the mending process after a tense three-month stretch leading up to Tuesday’s election. Read story

Perkins still leads Rivard in close Evergreen schools race

November 8, 2019, 6:33pm Clark County News

With available ballots dwindling, it appears high school teacher Bethany Rivard is unlikely to surpass incumbent Rob Perkins in the race for Evergreen Public Schools Board of Directors. Read story

Rivard gains in Evergreen Public Schools race

November 7, 2019, 10:18pm Clark County News

Evergreen Public Schools board challenger Bethany Rivard is seeing a last-minute surge of support, putting her within 200 votes of defeating incumbent Rob Perkins. Read story

Woodland: Cop levy fails; Wile holds port; Chapman keeps council seat

November 7, 2019, 9:33am Clark County News

LONGVIEW — Woodland-area residents Tuesday rejected a permanent property tax increase to hire and equip three more officers, and Mayor Will Finn says that will necessitate “difficult conversations” about how much service the department will be able to provide. Read story

Latest count: Top vote-getters maintain leads in races around Clark County

November 6, 2019, 6:58pm Clark County News

It’s been a busy year for Shauna Walters, and it looks like 2020 should be even busier. Read story

$30 car tab measure passes in Washington, billions to be cut

November 6, 2019, 5:05pm Editor's Choice

SEATTLE -- Washington voters have approved a measure cutting car tabs to $30, heartily endorsing an idea that has been around for decades in a move that will cut billions of dollars from transportation budgets and leave governments scrambling for a way to pay for road paving, light rail and other projects. Read story

Affirmative action referendum losing in Washington state

November 6, 2019, 2:05pm Election

OLYMPIA — More than two decades after Washington voters banned affirmative action in the state, a ballot measure seeking to amend that law was losing in early returns. Read story